What is the role of a slit-lamp exam in the workup of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

Updated: Jan 19, 2018
  • Author: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Although fewer than 10% have vitreous involvement at initial presentation, all patients should undergo slit-lamp examination. Vitrectomy may establish the diagnosis, sparing brain biopsy in these patients.


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