Thymoma

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  • Benign or low-grade epithelial neoplasm of the thymus
  • It often occurs in adults in the fifth and sixth decades.
  • Classified as invasive and noninvasive varieties.
    • Invasive: adhere to or invade neighboring structures
    • Distant metastases are rare.


  • About 10-15% of individuals with myasthenia gravis have thymoma.
  • About 30% of patients with thymoma have myasthenia gravis.

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Patient #1

Patient #2: Invasive thymoma

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