Assessment of the value of thymic scan in myasthenia gravis

G. F. Testa, C. Angelini

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Abstract

Fifty-three patients were investigated by 75Se methionine scan in order to evaluate the role of the thymus gland in myasthenia gravis. The thymus of 28 of the above patients was examined histologically. Five out of six thymomas were detected with this technique and eight out of twelve hyperplasias were revealed. The above data suggests that 75Se methionine scan is a useful, innocuous tool for diagnosing neoplasms and abnormal germinal centers in thymus glands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-29
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Neurology
Volume220
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1979

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Myasthenia Gravis
Thymus Gland
Methionine
Germinal Center
Thymoma
Hyperplasia
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Thymic scan
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus hyperplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Assessment of the value of thymic scan in myasthenia gravis. / Testa, G. F.; Angelini, C.

In: Journal of Neurology, Vol. 220, No. 1, 03.1979, p. 21-29.

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Testa, G. F. ; Angelini, C. / Assessment of the value of thymic scan in myasthenia gravis. In: Journal of Neurology. 1979 ; Vol. 220, No. 1. pp. 21-29.
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