Semin intervent Radiol 2022; 39(04): 406-410
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1758079
Review Article

Oncologic Interventions: Periprocedural Medications

Maryam Boumezrag
1   Department of Radiology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia
Filip Banovac
2   Division of Interventional Oncology, Department of Radiology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia
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Significant advances in ablative and endovascular therapies have allowed interventional radiology to play a substantial role in the management of patients with malignant neoplasms. The evolution of these procedures and the optimization of patient outcomes and experience must take into account various elements of the periprocedural period. Some of the most important considerations within the periprocedural period are the pharmacologic agents used to avoid infectious complications, decrease pain, and manage side effects. In this article, we discuss some of the most commonly used medications in interventional oncology procedures including antibiotics, narcotics, sedatives, antiemetics, and others.

Publication History

Article published online:
17 November 2022

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