Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical removal of the thymus.

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  • n. The surgical removal of the thymus.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

thym(us) + -ectomy.

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From thymus + -ectomy

Examples

  • Kaiser is one of the few surgeons in the world who is an expert at using a less invasive technique called a transcervical thymectomy, which is done through a very small incision in the neck.

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  • Beth Morrissey was diagnosed with, and underwent a thymectomy for, myasthenia gravis in 2009.

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  • While the results of thymectomy vary for different patients, Azamira was lucky as she belonged to the category that saw tremendous improvement post-surgery.

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  • In 2005, she was in Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) for a check-up when a doctor suggested she undergo thymectomy.

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  • The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry ... thanks to the flipping volcano! my thymectomy was delayed until the 12th may. .instead of being on 28th april, so TAK may not be there to cheer you on for your brave deed! of course if it gets cancelled I will be hollering and hooting for you at the bottom!

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  • "A majority of suitable patients with MG who go on to have thymectomy may see a major difference, whereby some may go into complete remission and not require any further treatment, and others are able to reduce their drug intake.

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  • The operation we do through a small neck incision is far less invasive and I usually send the patient home the same day, "said Kaiser, who wrote the chapter on thymectomy in the 2006 book he co-authored," Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery. "

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