What is included in the monitoring of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) following treatment?

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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Patients are monitored with monthly MRI scans after initiation of methotrexate chemotherapy. Those with primary leptomeningeal disease should undergo lumbar puncture with cytologic sampling of CSF at monthly intervals.


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