What is the role of CT and MRI in the workup of erythroleukemia?

Updated: Dec 16, 2018
  • Author: Beata Holkova, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Noncontrast computed tomography (CT) scanning of the head can be used to rule out central nervous system (CNS) bleed. Perform a CT scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) if neurologic signs are present (the fifth and seventh cranial nerves are most commonly involved). The affected cranial nerve may show thickening of the nerve sheath. This can occur even in the absence of CNS involvement.


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