What is the role of lumbar puncture in the workup of pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: J Martin Johnston, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Lumbar puncture with determination of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cell count and differential is performed to assess CNS involvement, the presence of which alters therapy.


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