Gemcitabine lung toxicity


A case of gemcitabine lung toxicity following a Whipple procedure for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head.

Lung toxicity is a long-known, common side effect of many chemotherapeutic agents. Care must be taken, however, with the diagnosis thereof, as opportunistic lung infections are common in immunosuppressed oncological patients; oftentimes, a lung infection and lung toxicity can have a very similar radiological appearance.