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Title: Thymic tumours and myasthenia gravis : a radiological investigation
Author: Harper, R. A. Kemp
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1952
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2. Tumours occur in the thymus gland in approximately 13% of patients suffering from myasthenia gravis. 3. Some of these tumours are probably present for some years before myasthenic symptoms occur. 4. So far as can be ascertained, these tumours are only locally malignant, deposits being confined to the mediastinum and pleura, and rarely within the lung. 5. Seventeen cases of thymic tumour in myasthenia gravis are reported, three of which have metastasised locally, i.e. 18%. 6. A special radiological technique has been developed to demonstrate fully the various types of these thymic tumours. 1. It appears that many cases previously reported as being malignant tumours of the thymus are probably secondary tumours.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.652139  DOI: Not available
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