Synopsis.- Anatomy.- Changes with Aging.- Physiology.- Thymic Diseases.- Myasthenia Gravis.- Thymus and Thymoma in Myasthenia Gravis Patients.- Surgical Pathology.- Radiology.- Thymectomy.- Perioperative Management for Thymectomy.- Systemic Treatment of Thymoma.- Radiotherapy in the Management of Thymoma.- Overview of Thymic Surgery and Prospective Strategy for Thymic Diseases.
From the reviews: "This concise review of the pathobiology of the thymus gland emphasizes the surgical management of diseases of the thymus. ... This book is a worthwhile addition to any thoracic surgeon's library. The issues addressed in this textbook are most pertinent to thoracic surgeons involved in the care of patients with thymic diseases. ... The book is noteworthy for being concise - it is just over 100 pages in length - and it is easy to read, up-to-date, and relevant." (Nirmala K Veerachaneni, Doody's Review Service, September, 2007)