Submitted by Dr T on March 20, 2011 – 11:23am
Did your pain disappear after the sternal wire removal? Usually, there is local pain touching the area ( and there are a number of wires). In your case, it doesn’t sound like the wire had anything to do with the pain you experienced. As far as chest pains are concerned, there are many explanations, but neuro pains don’t come to mind. A thymectomy is usually performed for a condition known as myasthenia gravis (usually diagnosed & treated by neurologists), not a “benign Thymolipoma”. If successful, you should have noticed improvement of your symptoms at the time. The Thymus is an organ that changes after age 9-10 into mostly fatty tissue (which is what a lipoma is), and doesn’t rquire removal! Read more about chest pains:
I don’t understand why nothing can be done, it just requires more investigations.
Hope this helps,