Oncologic emergencies in pediatric critical care

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Cancer in children is second only to trauma as the cause of death in older children. Approximately 12,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer annually. Survival rates for some malignancies now surpass 88%. The use of more aggressive treatment modalities to reach these results has been associated with a greater risk for severe lifethreatening oncologic emergencies requiring pediatric intensive care (PICU). This chapter focuses on early recognition and treatment of some of the most common and sometimes dramatic presentations of pediatric oncologic emergencies in children with cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOncologic Critical Care
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319745886
ISBN (Print)9783319745879
StatePublished - Oct 12 2019


  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infection
  • Febrile neutropenia
  • Granulocyte colonystimulating factor
  • Hyperleukocytosis
  • Intracranial pressure
  • Pediatric intensive care unit
  • Septic shock
  • Superior mediastinal syndrome
  • Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS)
  • Tumor lysis syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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