Book 2008

Thymus Gland Pathology

Clinical, Diagnostic, and Therapeutic Features

ISBN: 978-88-470-0827-4 (Print) 978-88-470-0828-1 (Online)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVII

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-12

    The Thymus from Antiquity to the Present Day: the History of a Mysterious Gland

  3. Chapter

    Pages 13-18

    Embryology and Anatomy of the Thymus Gland

  4. Chapter

    Pages 19-30

    Physiology and Immunology of the Thymus Gland

  5. Chapter

    Pages 31-37

    Congenital Pathology of the Thymus

  6. Chapter

    Pages 39-53

    Hyperplastic and Inflammatory Pathology of the Thymus

  7. Chapter

    Pages 55-67

    Benign and Malignant Tumors

  8. Chapter

    Pages 69-87

    Clinical Features of Thymus Pathology

  9. Chapter

    Pages 89-98

    Thymus and Myasthenia Gravis. Pathophysiological and Clinical Features

  10. Chapter

    Pages 99-109

    Radiologic Diagnosis: X-ray, CT and MRI

  11. Chapter

    Pages 111-120

    PET Features

  12. Chapter

    Pages 121-132

    Minimally Invasive and Surgical Diagnosis

  13. Chapter

    Pages 133-136

    Surgical Anatomy of the Thymus Gland

  14. Chapter

    Pages 137-147

    Anesthesiological Problems in Thymus Gland Surgery

  15. Chapter

    Pages 149-155

    Conventional Techniques: Cervicotomy

  16. Chapter

    Pages 157-160

    Conventional Techniques: Median Sternotomy

  17. Chapter

    Pages 161-166

    Conventional Techniques: Transthoracic Approach

  18. Chapter

    Pages 167-171

    Open Videoassisted Techniques: Transcervical Approach

  19. Chapter

    Pages 173-179

    Open Videoassisted Techniques: Subxiphoid Approach with Bilateral Thoracoscopy

  20. Chapter

    Pages 181-186

    Open Videoassisted Techniques: Transcervical-Subxiphoid-Videothoracoscopic Maximal Thymectomy

  21. Chapter

    Pages 187-191

    Open Videoassisted Techniques: Thoracoscopic Extended Thymectomy with Bilateral Approach and Anterior Chest Wall Lifting

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