Clinical outcome of video-assisted thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and thymoma.

@article{Agasthian2010ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical outcome of video-assisted thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and thymoma.},
  author={Thirugnanam Agasthian and Soon Jia Lin},
  journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals},
  year={2010},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={234-9}
}
We reviewed our experience of video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and thymomas in 119 patients, aged 12-83 years, who were treated between 1998 and 2007. Disease severity was graded using the Osserman classification. To prevent rupture of the tumor capsule and tumor seeding, thymomas were resected using a modified no-touch technique. Thymoma diameters were 10-90 mm (mean, 50 mm). There were no operative deaths, 12 (10%) patients had complications, and 87 (73.1… CONTINUE READING

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