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(Chief Cardiac Surgeon)
Max Super Specaility Hospital
(East Block), Saket
Phone: +91-11-26515050, 9999722781
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Email: drrajneeshmalhotra@gmail.com
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(Secretary to Dr. Rajneesh Malhotra)
Phone: +91-9650429068

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Maximal Thymectomy

It is the surgical procedure which remove thymic tissue from the thymus. "Maximal" thymectomy is required to ensure the removal of all available thymus. The procedure is recommended to all patient undergoing thymectomy in the treatment of myasthenia gravis with or without thymoma and in the treatment with or without myasthenia gravis.

Thymus is the gland which present in the chest area which helps to develop immune system of body. And a thymectomy is the surgical procedure which remove the thymus gland. It is removed as the treatment of Myasthenia Gravis in the hope of increasing the chance of remission from the disease.

What is thymoma?

It is the tumour of the thymus gland. The tumour will be grow bigger which affect the blood vessel , lung and heart to perform well . so we need to remove the tumour before it affect the other part of organs.

How does thymectomy fit in with the treatment of Myasthenia Gravis?

Thymectomy is not a complete cure, it increase one's chance of remission and make disease less severe. It is the only one for treatment of Myasthenia Gravis.

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