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Thymic diseases as revealed by a series of consecutive thymectomies and biopsies from the thymus.
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PMID:  1273995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A series of 85 thymis biopsies and specimens from thymectomies were re-examined. Forty-five of these were taken from patients with myasthenia gravis. A relatively low frequency of thymitis (57%) was found in these patients, while the frequency of thymoma (9%) was as expected. Two cases of thymitis in thyrotoxicosis were included in the material. In all, 22 thymomas of various kinds (18% of the total material) were diagnosed. A fairly low proportion of these thymomas (18%) were from patients with myasthenia gravis.
C Sundström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Upsala journal of medical sciences     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0300-9734     ISO Abbreviation:  Ups. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  1976  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332203     Medline TA:  Ups J Med Sci     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Inflammation / complications,  pathology
Middle Aged
Myasthenia Gravis / etiology,  pathology*
Thymoma* / complications,  pathology
Thymus Gland / pathology*
Thymus Hyperplasia* / complications,  pathology
Thymus Neoplasms* / complications,  pathology

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