associated conditions

Last reviewed 01/2018

Thymomas may occur in association with a variety of autoimmune and haematologic phenomena including:

  • myasthenia gravis - the most common association but less often associated with more aggressive thymomas (1)

  • haematologic cytopenias e.g. aplastic anaemia

  • hypogammaglobulinaemia

  • collagen vascular diseases e.g. systemic lupus erythematous

  • non-thymic malignancies


  • Sampson (1993). Mediastinal Masses. Surgery 11:1.