Assessment of the value of thymic scan in myasthenia gravis

G. F. Testa, C. Angelini

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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
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1979


  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Thymic scan
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus hyperplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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