DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for thymoma

Thymoma [DOID:3275]

Thymoma is a tumor originating from the epithelial cells of the thymus. Thymoma is an uncommon tumor, best known for its association with the neuromuscular disorder myasthenia gravis. Thymoma is found in 15% of patients with myasthenia gravis. Once diagnosed, thymomas may be removed surgically. In the rare case of a malignant tumor, chemotherapy may be used.

Synonyms:  thymoma,  DOID:3275,  Thymoma (morphologic abnormality),  Thymoma NOS (morphologic abnormality),  Thymoma morphologic abnormality ...