Comparative study for surgical management of thymectomy for non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis from the French national database EPITHOR.

@article{Orsini2016ComparativeSF,
  title={Comparative study for surgical management of thymectomy for non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis from the French national database EPITHOR.},
  author={Bastien Orsini and Nicola Santelmo and Pierre Benoit Pag{\`e}s and Jean Marc Baste and Marcel Dahan and Alain Bernard and Pascal Alexandre Thomas},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={
          418-22
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Thymectomy may be part of the therapeutic strategy in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) without thymoma. Median sternotomy is still considered as the gold standard, but during the last 15 years, several groups have demonstrated the non-inferiority of cervicotomy with upper sternotomy and minimally invasive techniques. To date, there is no consensus on surgical procedure choice. The aim of our study was to compare the morbidity and mortality of three techniques [cervicotomy with… CONTINUE READING

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