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What is the role of the thymus gland in myasthenia gravis?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Treatment

Agree with dr. Brown.
Often, abnormalities found in thymus. Probably more importantly is its role in treatment/possible cure. In appropriate candidates, thymectomy should be performed by a trained thoracic surgeon. This link may assist: http://goo.Gl/3xxmd.

In brief: Treatment

Agree with dr. Brown.
Often, abnormalities found in thymus. Probably more importantly is its role in treatment/possible cure. In appropriate candidates, thymectomy should be performed by a trained thoracic surgeon. This link may assist: http://goo.Gl/3xxmd.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Two fold

1) patients with myasthenia are more likely than others to develop tumors in their thymuses called thymomas.
When found early these tumors can be removed by surgery. 2) in patient with symptoms from myasthenia, even if they don't have a thymoma, they often improve (needing little or no medication) after having their thymus removed.

In brief: Two fold

1) patients with myasthenia are more likely than others to develop tumors in their thymuses called thymomas.
When found early these tumors can be removed by surgery. 2) in patient with symptoms from myasthenia, even if they don't have a thymoma, they often improve (needing little or no medication) after having their thymus removed.
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Thymus abnormal

Mg thymus microenvironment is aberrant - unlike the normal thymus, the mg thymus has numerous secondary follicles containing igm- and igd-bearing cells.

In brief: Thymus abnormal

Mg thymus microenvironment is aberrant - unlike the normal thymus, the mg thymus has numerous secondary follicles containing igm- and igd-bearing cells.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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