According to guidelines from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), thorough initial staging of MCL is essential, particularly because treatment may vary in accordance with disease stage. Rarely, patients may present with limited-stage I/II disease. In such cases, PET-CT is recommended prior to localized radiotherapy. Gastrointestinal endoscopy is also recommended in these rare cases to discover asymptomatic involvement; in other cases, it is recommended in symptomatic patients only.
Additional recommendations for the initial workup include CT of the neck, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis, as well as bone marrow aspirate and biopsy.
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