Breast cancer is a high prevalent neoplasia in women worldwide, and platinum compounds are widely used to treat it. On rare occasions, macroscopic hematuria associated with carboplatin has been identified. Thus, the present study aims to report a rare case of a female patient diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, which presented hematuria secondary to carboplatin, showing improvement of the condition after 4 days of expectant treatment with clot lavage. Due to the scant description of hematuria secondary to carboplatin in the scientific literature, it is essential to report such case in order to assist and enrich the understanding of this event.
- Breast cancer
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Contributors JP was the primary physician of the patient involved in the treatment and critical revision of the article. JP and EL were involved in collection and/or assembly of data. All authors (JP, NALdS, NBS and EL) were involved in research concept and design, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript writing, final approval of the article and in agreement to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy of the article are investigated and resolved.
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