What is included in the monitoring of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) following treatment?

Updated: Jul 06, 2021
  • Author: Caroline T Goldin, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Patients are monitored with monthly MRI scans after initiation of methotrexate chemotherapy. Those with primary leptomeningeal disease should undergo lumbar puncture with cytologic sampling of CSF at monthly intervals.

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