thymectomy

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thymectomy

[thī′mek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the thymus gland.
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In terms of MG thymectomies it would be extremely advantageous if some information could be routinely obtained on imaging about the localization of ETT.
1061 intubations were done for trauma, effusions and pneumothoraces, 905 in thoracotomies, 443 in VATS procedures like decortications, apical staplings, pleural biopsies and thymectomies and 252 in miscellaneous procedures such as open pleural biopsies, thoracoplasties and chest wall resections and reconstructions.
Thymectomies Performed to Treat Myasthenia Gravis at the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Institute for Pulmonary Disease of Vojvodina from 2004 to 2014
Thymectomies are offered to patients with moderately severe generalised seropositive MG (<45 years), even in the absence of thymoma.