Incidence of Superficial Vein Thrombophlebitis in Cancer Patient After Chemotherapy


  • Sopin Kaewwilai Lop Buri Cancer Hospital
  • Surin Uadrang Lop Buri Cancer Hospital


Superficial Vein Thrombophlebitis, Chemotherapy, cancer


Background:  Intravenous chemotherapy showed phlebitis up to 70%. Phlebitis is a risk of superficial vein thrombophlebitis and is another cause of deep vein thrombosis, resulting in death and disability of the cancer patients. Objective: Aimed to study the incidence of superficial vein thrombophlebitis in the cancer patient after chemotherapy.  Method: This study employed prospective study design. The samples included 495 new case undergone chemotherapy admitted in 6 units at Lopburi Cancer Hospital. The research instruments was questionnaire consisted of two sections (1) personal data, (2) vein thrombophlebitis questionnaire revealed that the data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation. Result: The research finding incidence of superficial vein thrombophlebitis accounted for 30.71%in new case undergone chemotherapy. Conclusion: The incidence of superficial vein thrombophlebitis is not high, but there is still a need to educate on prevention of superficial vein thrombophlebitis in cancer patient after chemotherapy.


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Kaewwilai S, Uadrang S. Incidence of Superficial Vein Thrombophlebitis in Cancer Patient After Chemotherapy. j dept med ser [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 27 [cited 2022 Dec. 4];47(3):27-31. Available from:



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