Extended transsternal thymectomy for the treatment of ocular myasthenia gravis.

@article{Liu2011ExtendedTT,
  title={Extended transsternal thymectomy for the treatment of ocular myasthenia gravis.},
  author={Zhenguo Liu and Huiyu Feng and Sai-Ching Jim Yeung and Ziyu Zheng and Weibin Liu and Jun Ma and Fo-tian Zhong and Honghe Luo and Chao Cheng},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={1993-9}
}
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment for ocular myasthenia gravis (OMG) remains controversial. We conducted a review of the long-term clinical outcomes of Chinese patients with OMG after extended transsternal thymectomy (ETT) to determine the efficacy of this procedure as a treatment for OMG. METHODS We reviewed the cases of 115 consecutive patients with OMG who underwent ETT at our Myasthenia Gravis Research Center between January 2006 and December 2008. Extended transsternal thymectomy was done… CONTINUE READING