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Brain Lymphoma Evaluation
- Lymph node swelling in the neck and in the area just above the collarbone
- Swollen lymph glands:
- Affected lymph glands are characteristically rubbery and nontender.
- A lymph node that is 2 cm or larger suggests the diagnosis of lymphoma, particularly when they are located above the clavicle or in the armpit.
- Liver enlargement
- Spleen enlargement
Testing is needed to diagnose cerebral lymphoma.
Tests that may be used to evaluate cerebral lymphoma include:
- Coagulation profile
- Lactate dehydrogenase level
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
- Complete blood count
- Peripheral blood smear:
Other tests that may be used to evaluate cerebral lymphoma include:
Other imaging studies that may be used to evaluate cerebral lymphoma include:
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PubMed Brain Lymphoma References
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- Weller M. Glucocorticoid treatment of primary CNS lymphoma. J Neurooncol. 1999 Jul;43(3):237-9.