Definition of thymectomy in US English:


nounPlural thymectomies

  • Surgical removal of the thymus gland.

    • ‘A discussion concerning the surgical approaches to thymectomy must first begin with the anatomy of the thymus itself.’
    • ‘Inadvertent surgical thymectomy may result in cell-mediated immune deficiencies in infants and young children.’
    • ‘Subsequently, she underwent surgery, which included partial gastrectomy, thymectomy, and splenectomy.’
    • ‘The purpose of this study is to analyze the results of thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis with or without the presence of a thymoma.’
    • ‘In the course of achieving hemostasis, a thymectomy was performed.’