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Thymectomy is a thymus removal surgery.
Removing a source: In select patients, a thymectomy may lead to a significant reduction in symptoms by removing the organ responsible for producing antibodies responsible for initiating symptoms. This works better in patients who have had some response to medical therapy, and who have an enlarged thymus gland, but this is not absolute. Before choosing this option, you should discuss this with your treating doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thymectomy is a thymus removal surgery.
Unknown: Removing the thymus may help regulate the immune system and prevent autoimmune injury from myasthenia. ...Read more
Chemo and radiation: Most likely next steps as determined by oncologist. ...Read more
Thymectomy 13 yrs ago, worse for yr after, was normal tissue/small. So does that mean HOPE 4 not relapse? Scared of a crisis! Stable on meds & IVIG
Generally small: Thymectomy may be curative. Generally patients may demonstrate 1. Cure, 2. Asymptomatic on medications, 3. Stable symptoms on medications and/or decreased medications. Risk factors for return of mg after surgery may be associated with presence of thymoma at time of surgery and/or incomplete thymectomy. This link may help: http://goo. Gl/3xxmd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many of you Dr's believe that Myasthenia gravis progresses/worsens over time? Would LOVE opinions please! Had thymectomy &on meds. Have had 14 yrs
Biopsy of thymectomy is extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma, can biopsy tell if my body still has it or if it spread or do I need a bmb and other tests?
Thymectomy done, thymus shows reactive b cell hyperplasia vs low grade bcell lympho proliferative disorder. What can it be? Is this serious? Treat?
Why would a thymectomy not be done on an otherwise healthy 18 yr old suffering with generalised myasthenia gravis? Thank you for taking time to reply
Thymectomy is option: Thymectomy is a good option in the treatment of myasthenia gravis. It can result in remission of symptoms in many patients. Patients with just ocular involvement often do not need surgery, but otherwise unless there is a contraindications for surgery thymectomy would be a good option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thymic extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma diagnosis on thymectomy. How aggressive is this? Do I need to act fast? Waiting for bmb to see if it spread, 1 wk.
T-cell functions: The T-cells of the immune system are one of the major components responsible for fighting viral infections, and mostly originate in the bone marrow. As long as your immune system has been properly primed either through natural infection or passive vaccination, protection should be intact. Since the thymus loses most activity after adolescence, its removal should be inconsequential. ...Read more
I am wondering if anyone can explain the ramifications of a partial thymectomy? . It was done durring a thyroid cancer recurrence.
Partial thymectomy: Your doctor removed the thyroid gland for cancer. During the operation a partial thymectomy was also done because the thyroid is connected to the thymus. The doctor made sure no thyroid was left behind. This is fine and shows your surgeon took the time to remove any residual thyroid tissue. ...Read more
Vats surgery done for thymectomy frozen biop confirmed thymic hyperplasia no cancer later findings show atypical b cell proliferation what can this be?
Thymus: Thy mic hyperplasia and atypical b cells proliferation need attention. Check with your dr. ...Read more
Thymectomy done, biopsy showed extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma as diagnosis. Is it possible the resection cured me of malt lymphoma?
Thymectomy diagnosis is extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma, how likely is it that it spread to bone? Borderline osteoporosis, have possible RA.
Are there any new treatments for myasthenia gravis rather than the traditional cortisone and mestinon (pyridostigmine) or thymectomy?
Not really: Those are the tested ones.Get a more detailed answer ›