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Table 1 Diagnostic procedures to assess clinical staging, tumour histology and myasthenia gravis occurrence in patients with clinically suspected thymic epithelial tumours

From: Stage-related outcome for thymic epithelial tumours

Clinical staging and resectability Chest X-rays
CT scan
MR imaging
18FDG-PET/CT
Bronchoscopy
Myasthenia Gravis Neurological examination (medical history, physical examination)
Anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies assay
Electromyogram (EMG)
Histology Fine needle agobiopsy
Surgical biopsy