transcervical thymectomy

transcervical thymectomy

thymectomy performed via a cervical incision only.

trans·cer·vic·al thy·mec·to·my

(tranz-sĕr'vik-ăl thī-mek'tŏ-mē)
Removal of the thymus gland through a cervical incision.
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In the unsuccessful cases, the glands were located in the lower part of the anterior mediastinum, below the innominate vein, and could not be retrieved through a transcervical thymectomy because the glands were not inside the thymus or because of leakage of the thymic tissue during the procedure.