What is the role of lumbar puncture in the workup of ocular lymphoma?

Updated: Mar 15, 2019
  • Author: Manolette R Roque, MD, MBA, FPAO; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Lumbar puncture is indicated to obtain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for cytology if the patient is believed to have CNS lymphoma. Bone marrow aspiration is used for staging systemic lymphomas. CT scans of the chest and abdomen are obtained to rule out retroperitoneal lymphoma. Bone scans may also be done.


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