Pediatric Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting Workup

Updated: Aug 03, 2023
  • Author: Reuven J Schore, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Approach Considerations

Laboratory studies

In cases of severe or persistent emesis, monitoring serum electrolyte levels may be warranted.

Imaging studies

Imaging studies are useful if chemotherapy is not thought to be solely responsible for the nausea and vomiting. Abdominal imaging (radiography or CT scanning) or CNS imaging (head CT scanning) may be indicated depending on the potential cause under investigation.