This case report describes a patient who developed severe hypertriglyceridemia (1871 mg/dL) and hyperlipidemia (LDL 132 mg/dL) during intraperitoneal (IP) administration of cisplatin and paclitaxel as adjuvant treatment for stage IIIC fallopian tube carcinoma. After an evaluation with her primary care physician, she was treated with gemfibrozil and rosuvastatin for the duration of her treatment. There was complete resolution of hypertriglyceridemia after completion of chemotherapy. This adverse event is rare and has not been reported in the literature with this chemotherapeutic regimen. A pre-chemotherapy evaluation for dyslipidemia may be beneficial in the detection and monitoring of this condition.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Fallopian tube carcinoma