[Trans-sternal thymectomy in myasthenia gravis and thymoma].

  title={[Trans-sternal thymectomy in myasthenia gravis and thymoma].},
  author={Stefan Paul Moenig and Andreas Tuerler and M Raab},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  volume={120 12},
In a retrospective study the role of thymectomy in the treatment of myasthenia gravis (n = 19) and of thymoma (n = 7) was analysed in 26 patients operated on between 1989 and 1994 in the Department of Surgery at the University of Cologne. The mean follow-up period was 28 months (follow-up rate: 96.2%). A transsternal incision was preferred in 24 cases (92.3%). Patients with myasthenia gravis were preoperatively classified according to Ossermann. Patients with thymoma were classified according… CONTINUE READING