Anesthesia for patients with oncological diseases treated with chemotherapy: A retrospective view
In principle, a patient with a malignant tumor and a candidate for
a surgical intervention is not different from any other patient of
the same age and with the same comorbidity. The difference starts
at the moment the malignant disease influences the patients clin-
ical condition, due to such factors as malnutrition and infection.
Thus, for many years, the influence of malignancy on anesthetic
procedures was not a subject of specific clinical studies. However,
one particular situation, that of the oncologic patient treated with
cytostatic drugs and needing anesthesia for a surgical procedure,
created a new domain of clinical interest.