The Thymus Gland

Diagnosis and Surgical Management

  • Kyriakos Anastasiadis
  • Chandi Ratnatunga

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. K. Anastasiadis, C. Ratnatunga
    Pages 1-1
  3. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Chandi Ratnatunga
    Pages 3-4
  4. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Chandi Ratnatunga
    Pages 5-8
  5. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Chandi Ratnatunga
    Pages 9-11
  6. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Chandi Ratnatunga
    Pages 13-16
  7. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Chandi Ratnatunga
    Pages 17-23
  8. Camilla Buckley
    Pages 25-31
  9. Elizabeth Soilleux, Colin Clelland
    Pages 41-49
  10. Fergus Gleeson, Kirsty Anderson
    Pages 51-62
  11. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Chandi Ratnatunga
    Pages 63-83
  12. David Shlugman
    Pages 85-89
  13. Penny Bradbury, Denis Talbot
    Pages 91-97
  14. Nicholas Bates
    Pages 99-104
  15. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Chandi Ratnatunga
    Pages 105-110
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 111-112

About this book

Introduction

The critical role of the thymus in the immune system is becoming increasingly well understood. Much of this knowledge is widely dispersed throughout the literature.  Although thymectomy is well established as a surgical procedure, these advances need to be made available to the surgeon. Furthermore,  neurologists and physicians require a better understanding of the surgical aspects of the thymus. This book, written by selected experts, provides an up-to-date and concise review of the thymus gland  for both the surgeon and the physician.

Keywords

Myasthenia gravis Thymectomy Thymoma aging diagnosis radiology surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Kyriakos Anastasiadis
    • 1
  • Chandi Ratnatunga
    • 2
  1. 1.Cardiothoracic Department AHEPA HospitalAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryJohn Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-33426-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-33425-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-33426-2
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