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Wed, Feb 21, 2018 8:00am

Diseases of the Thymus Gland

By Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D., @StephenCassiviMD

Thymus GlandThymoma, thymic  cancer and myasthenia gravis are all diseases that affect the thymus gland. In this short video, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, a Thoracic Surgeon at Mayo Clinic Rochester, talks about the role of the thymus gland and the various disease as well as the treatment options which may or may not include surgical intervention.

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