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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
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I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- http://bit.ly/Dr-Prasad-Akole) 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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diagnosis is ocular myasthenia gravis. Has had it for almost 2 years now and no one seems to be able to help. He is seeing a neurologist here in Traverse City and he know very little about it. We have not been able to find anyone who is familiar with this condition.
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

Ocular myasthenia gravis is the mildest form of myasthenia gravis (MG). MG is an auto immune disease, and the source of antibodies is the thymus gland located underneath the sternum bone.

Symptomatic treatment is with pyridostigmine tablets.

Other evaluations...
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what is myasthenia gravis disease?
Brief Answer:
An autoimmune condition.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for using Healthcare Magic.
Myasthenia gravis is a rare condition that causes weakness of muscles. It mainly affects the eye muscles and those that control swallowing and talking. Also, muscles that control the neck, walking...
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Sir my father is being treated in apolo delhi for myasthenia. Earlier he was ok but when we admitted him for thymus operation he was shifted to icu and then he fell into myasthenia crisis as dr said . Sir we believe that they gave him ivig of reliancr company which reacted in him causing plenty of cough nd severity .aftrr three days dr changed brand and used an imported brand of 30000 prr 5gm .total for 5 days he gave 25 vials of 5gm . Now he seems to stabilise . Sir we want to know that is he be cured by medicines or we must get thymus operated . And till when thid therapy of 25 vials will sustain . Can it happen again that he fall in crisis . My father is 65 old nd we are much worried about him
Brief Answer:
My reply is below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your father's symptoms and treatment received so far.

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an auto-immune disease, where antibodies are produced by the thymus gland, making the muscle weaker. Therefore,...
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I have a bony pea sized lump to the upper right side of my XXXXXXX XXXXXXX bout a half inch up if that feels like its on the trachea idk if its always been there or what
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

From your symptoms I would like to rule out the possibility of a thyropglossal cyst. It presents as a midline neck lump (in the region of the hyoid bone) that is usually painless and smooth. The mass on the neck moves during swallowing or on protrusion of...
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My father age is 67 years old. Last month , he had dedeceted myasthenia gravies . Dr started the medicine myestin 60 , one tab three times a day. My father has 10% relif. Now dr suggest to start a new medicine azoran 50 g. But this have some side effects . Blood test report is _ ACHR ANTIBODIES , ACETYL CHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES _ 20.1. Nmol/l please suggest me.what can I do???
Brief Answer:
Good treatments are available for this.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mr XXXXXXX

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted the diagnosis, investigation report and medications for your father's illness.

Your father is suffering from myasthenia gravis (MG). In MG, there are antibodies...
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my brother son was diagnosed by CT Scan,

Imperssion was:
well defined homogeneously enhancing soft tissue attenuation leison in
the region of the thymus gland encasing the adjacent left
Brachiocethalic venin and isa partially encasing the adjacent aorotic
arch vessesl.

DD: Thymo Thymoma Thymic Hyperplasia,

please explain what is it, and is it curable by mediciene or is there any other remedies to tackle.
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The thymus gland located in anterior central part of chest is a normal gland found in all humans during their childhood which is a part of the immune system of our body .
It regresses later as we grow older . Like any other organ of our body it can be...
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My wife is suffering from Myasthenia Gravis. She had undergone Thymectomy in September 2010 and had undergone plasmapheresis atleast 10 times during her stay at hospital. She was taking Mestinon 60mg( 3per day reduced to one per day) till may 2012 and azoran 50 mg upto jan-13( 3 per day to one per day). After this she has again developed diplopia recently. what should we do and how long azoran can be taken kindly advice.
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

Myasthenia gravis is an auto immune disease. Thymus gland is the source of antibodies, so thymectomy (removal of thymus gland) is supposed to cure this disease.

However, it may take 2-5 years for the disease to get fully cured.

Azoran (azathioprine) is a...
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I have been dx.with occular myasthenia gravis and I have pemphigus vulgarious. What are my chances of having problems with thymus gland. I am scheduled fo chest CT next week......?
Brief Answer:
There are chances of thymus gland being involved

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
You have both the diagnosis
1) Myasthenia Gravis and
2)...
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