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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Transcervical thymectomy: an integral part of neck exploration for hyperparathyroidism.
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.
Miss Allen was admitted to El Cajon Valley Hospital on September 25 and underwent a transcervical thymectomy the following morning.