Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with lymphoblastic lymphoma?

Updated: Sep 10, 2019
  • Author: Joseph M Tuscano, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Because radiation is useful both for prophylaxis of CNS disease and treatment of CNS disease, a radiation oncologist should be consulted. Radiation may also be required for palliation of symptomatic masses, such as a mediastinal mass with compression. Note that radiation is never the sole treatment modality.

Consult an anesthesiologist or critical care medicine specialist, as emergent endotracheal intubation may be necessary if a mediastinal mass compresses the tracheobronchial tree or the superior vena cava and compromises respiration.


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