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What are the tests for thymoma?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lab, imaging and bio

Ct imaging can help the environment, both location and size.
Blood tests are used to help clarify its presence, and look for associations with myasthenia gravis. Testing that can done and include test to see for associations to myasthenia gravis, that include antibodies to acetylcholine receptor, blood counts, chemical panels looking at liver and kidney, immune evaluation of the cells inside.

In brief: Lab, imaging and bio

Ct imaging can help the environment, both location and size.
Blood tests are used to help clarify its presence, and look for associations with myasthenia gravis. Testing that can done and include test to see for associations to myasthenia gravis, that include antibodies to acetylcholine receptor, blood counts, chemical panels looking at liver and kidney, immune evaluation of the cells inside.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Jon Wee
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Imaging

The only way to know if you have a thymoma is to get tissue.
There are often detected on imaging like a ct scan. When found, they are often resected either through a sternotomy or minimally invasively by thoracoscopy or robot. Sometime you can biopsy these, but their location often make them not accessible to a needle biopsy.

In brief: Imaging

The only way to know if you have a thymoma is to get tissue.
There are often detected on imaging like a ct scan. When found, they are often resected either through a sternotomy or minimally invasively by thoracoscopy or robot. Sometime you can biopsy these, but their location often make them not accessible to a needle biopsy.
Dr. Jon Wee
Dr. Jon Wee
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: CT biopsy

Or direct to surgery if suspicion is high enough.

In brief: CT biopsy

Or direct to surgery if suspicion is high enough.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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