Extended thymectomy in myasthenia gravis: a team-work of neurologist, thoracic surgeon and anaesthesist may improve the outcome.

@article{Mussi2001ExtendedTI,
  title={Extended thymectomy in myasthenia gravis: a team-work of neurologist, thoracic surgeon and anaesthesist may improve the outcome.},
  author={Alfredo Mussi and Marco Lucchi and L. Murri and Roberta Ricciardi and Laura Luchini and Carlo Alberto Angeletti},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={570-5}
}
OBJECTIVE We reviewed our overall experience on 163 patients, affected by myasthenia gravis, who underwent thymectomy between 1976 and 1998. A comparison between the oldest series of 72 patients (January 1976-December 1992), referred by various neurologists and operated on through different approaches, and the last 91 patients (January 1993-December 1998), taking part in a strict diagnostic-therapeutical programme, was made. METHODS Anagraphic data, duration of symptoms, the surgical approach… CONTINUE READING