Which invasive procedures are performed in the workup of Burkitt lymphoma/Burkitt-like lymphoma (BL/BLL)?

Updated: Dec 20, 2019
  • Author: Ali H Kanbar, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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  • Unilateral bone marrow aspirate and biopsy for every patient with Burkitt lymphoma

  • Lumbar puncture as part of staging workup for cerebrospinal fluid involvement (defer this procedure in the presence of significant thrombocytopenia/coagulation defects)

  • Paracentesis or thoracentesis for cytogenetic studies of ascitic fluid or pleural effusion

See Workup for more detail.

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