Definition of Thymoma:

A tumor of the thymus, an organ that is part of the lymphatic system and is located in the chest, behind the breastbone.

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Myasthenia Gravis

...the condition
“...If thymoma is associated, older men are more commonly affected...”
...relationship to Thymoma
“About 15% of patients with myasthenia gravis are found to have a tumor of the thymus gland, known as a thymoma.  Most thymomas are benign...”
...recommendation Surgery
“...Thymectomy is indicated if a thymoma is suspected...”
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...the condition
“...The commonest age to be diagnosed with a thymoma is between 40 and 60 years...”
...recommendation Surgery
“Surgery is the main treatment for thymoma.  When the tumor is non-invasive, completely removing it will cure the condition in most people...”
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