What is Thymus?

The thymus is a specialized organ of the immune system. Within the thymus, T-cells, critical to the adaptive immune system, mature.

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1 am 42 yeras old , suffering from ocular mysthenia ,6CM enlarged thymus has been detected. Thymectomy has been advised after taking the plaza Globe.iN parralel the following medicines are going on Neostigimine 30mg thrice a day telsartan-H 12.5 mg twice a day distinon 60 mg twice a day cell cept 500mg twice a day Wysolone 20mg once a day pantop 40 empty stomach . Query is : is it ok to take the above medicine before the Surgery . As surgery is planned after 5 days
Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at HCM!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

You have to continue the anti-hypertensive telsartan-H and pantop till and on the day of surgery with sips...
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I was diagnosed with a Spindle Cell Thymoma & had it removed by Dr. Iva Smolens, a cardiothoracic surgeon, whom I met at The MD XXXXXXX Cancer Center. At our last appointment, she recommended I follow up with my Oncologist, Dr. XXXXXXX & my Neurologist Dr. Tamm. One nodule of cells (5A) was positive with TCK. My question is with having Anti-body negative MG & a Thymoma, why has no one bothered to check me for the muscle protein titin, the cytokines interferon alpha, & interleukin 12? Dr. XXXXXXX was checking my CBC & my last CT was last January. I had to relocate out of the XXXXXXX area & will have to establish care with new providers. How important is it to monitor these lab values?
Brief Answer:
Recurrent thymus tumor

Detailed Answer:
Dear Kkabbech,
These lab. values have more a diagnostic significance as far as presence of the disease is concerned. As such these are not having a very significant value as far as prognosis or treatment is concerned. These type of thymomas...
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I am a 36 yr old female who recently due to primary hyperparathyroidism, had 2 tumors removed on the right side of my neck, had the right part of my thyroid removed as well due to multiple nodules on it, and the "horn" of the thymus removed. I had surgery 6 days ago, and about 4 days ago I started having these tremors really bad. Looks like I have Parkinsons Disease. I take ALOT of calcium, due to constantly feeling numb.
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I really appreciate your concern looking to the history given here I could say that the Parkinson is very unlikely in female patient and your history of tremor could be due to the thyroid dysfunction and this need to be rule out , hope tis information helps you take...
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