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Thymectomy: A thymectomy is the surgical removal of the thymus gland, which lies behind the sternum (breastbone). A sternotomy or cervical approach may be used to access the sternum; an alternative approach is video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Thymectomy:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Thymectomy may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Thymectomy may include:
Possible surgical complications of Thymectomy may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good; however, muscle weakness due to myasthenia gravis may not subside for many months or even years.
Recovery period for Thymectomy: Two weeks to three months (for sternotomy).
Thymectomy : surgical removal of the thymus gland.
Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Thymectomy) include:
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