Which diagnostic studies are included in the workup of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with possible CNS involvement?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In patients with signs or symptoms suggesting central nervous system (CNS) involvement, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be performed. Lumbar puncture is indicated in those patients if no CNS mass or lesion is detected on CT or MRI. [25]


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