Advertisement

How can the thymus gland be removed with minimally invasive surgery?

Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
Using video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), the entire thymus is removed without the need to open the chest.

Continue Learning about Endocrine System

When Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Good
When Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Good
Fear-mongering about hormone replacement therapy isn’t good science. For the right woman with nasty menopausal symptoms and the right man with low tes...
Read More
What does the endocrine system do?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Think about all the dials, switches, and controls that give you the power to regulate virtually ever...
More Answers
How common are follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Follicular adenoma thyroid nodules are more common than most people realize. You have a 1 in 10 chan...
More Answers
What Are Effective Treatments for an Underactive Thyroid?
What Are Effective Treatments for an Underactive Thyroid?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.