Document Detail

Body computerized tomography and the thymus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  420597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preoperative body computerized tomography (CT) should be of value in depicting the size, extent, and location(s) of the thymus in myasthenic patients undergoing thymectomy. To date, we have been unable to visualize the thymus in three patients with myasthenia gravis using body CT. However, in two nonmyasthenic patients, large thymomas were clearly delineated. Although application of this technique currently appears limited by the size, location, and density of the thymus and the resolution of the scanners, we feel that CT of the mediastinum is an indicated procedure in the evaluation of the patient before thymectomy, especially in those myasthenic patients with a high risk of thymoma.
J F Aita; W M Wanamaker
Related Documents :
12895397 - Dermatomyositis and polymyositis.
25173627 - The association of red blood cell distribution width with anemia and inflammation in pa...
8974137 - Clinical characteristics and treatment of patients with oral lichen planus in israel.
6223767 - Depletion of helper/inducer t cells after thymectomy in myasthenic patients.
12594587 - Cyclooxygenase-2 and inducible nitric oxide synthase in omental arteries harvested from...
22547997 - The rapid teg α-angle may be a sensitive predictor of transfusion in moderately injure...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of neurology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0003-9942     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1979 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-04-25     Completed Date:  1979-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372436     Medline TA:  Arch Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Myasthenia Gravis / radiography
Thymoma / radiography
Thymus Gland / radiography*
Thymus Neoplasms / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Electroencephalographic findings in children with moyamoya disease.
Next Document:  Use of computerized tomography in nonsurgical management of brain abscess.