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thy·mec·to·my

 (thī-mĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. thy·mec·to·mies
Surgical removal of the thymus.

thymectomy

(θaɪˈmɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of the thymus

thy•mec•to•my

(θaɪˈmɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical removal of the thymus gland.
[1900–05]
Translations

thy·mec·to·my

n. timectomía, extirpación del timo.

thymectomy

n (pl -mies) timectomía
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Laryngeal mask airway insertion with total intravenous anesthesia for transsternal thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis: report of 5 cases.
Patients were intubated for various reasons; causes included open decortications (20%), lung resections (18%), pleural effusions (10%), esophagectomy (11%), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) (11%), hemothorax (7%), rib fixation( 4%), chest wall resection (3%), tibial plateau leveling osteotomey (TLPO) (3%), pneumothorax (3%), diaphragmatic hernia (2%), subglottic stenosis (2%), eventration of diaphragm (2%), tracheal reconstruction (1%), carcinoma gastroesophageal junction (2%) and thymectomy (1%).
In the unsuccessful cases, the glands were located in the lower part of the anterior mediastinum, below the innominate vein, and could not be retrieved through a transcervical thymectomy because the glands were not inside the thymus or because of leakage of the thymic tissue during the procedure.
First, in the introduction, the authors reported that thymectomy is not therapeutic for thymic hyperplasia.
Performed robotic procedures during study period Urology (n=586) Gynecology (n=580) Radical prostatectomy 532 Radical hysterectomy 40 Robotic partial nephrectomy 15 TRH BSO & LND 518 Other 39 Radical trachelectomy 5 LND & omentectomy 10 Other 7 Urology (n=586) Thoracic surgery (n=62) Radical prostatectomy 532 Lobectomy 4 Robotic partial nephrectomy 15 Radical thymectomy 26 Other 39 Mediastinal mass resection 18 Nissan fundoplication 7 Other 6 LND: lymph node dissection; TRH BSO: total robotic hysterectomy & bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.
Final diagnosis of 'Nephrotic Syndrome as a Paraneoplastic syndrome in a patient with Thymic mass' was made and planned for Thymectomy with excisional biopsy.
The study by Bernatz et al (9) also showed the previously disputed benefit of thymectomy for at least some patients with myasthenia gravis.
Further, the report states that the growing preference for substitutes such as thymectomy could hinder the growth prospects in the market.
First thymectomy for treatment of MG resulting in remission of the disease was performed by Dr Blalock in 1939.
Video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy (VATS-ET) is well established in the treatment of MG if medical treatment is failed.
In spite, thymoma is sensitive to both chemotherapy and radiation, the most appropriate treatment of most thymomas is thymectomy, which is usually performed via a median sternotomy.