Factors influencing improvement and remission rates after thymectomy for myasthenia gravis.

@article{Perrot2001FactorsII,
  title={Factors influencing improvement and remission rates after thymectomy for myasthenia gravis.},
  author={Marc E de Perrot and Marc Licker and Anastase Spiliopoulos},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={601-5}
}
BACKGROUND Thymectomy has become an accepted option in the treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG). However, the optimal selection of patients for surgery remains controversial. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to define factors influencing improvement and remission rates after thymectomy for MG. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed our experience in the surgical management of patients with MG over the last 20 years, and analyzed if patient's age, sex, preoperative Osserman Stage, thymic… CONTINUE READING