extended thymectomy

extended thymectomy

thymectomy performed via combined sternotomy and a cervical incision to allow removal of all extraglandular thymic tissue.
Synonym(s): maximal thymectomy

ex·tend·ed thy·mec·to·my

(eks-ten'dĕd thī-mek'tŏ-mē)
Thymectomy performed using combined sternotomy and a cervical incision to allow removal of all extraglandular thymic tissue.
Synonym(s): maximal thymectomy.
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