Focal myasthenia gravis as a paraneoplastic syndrome of canine thymoma: improvement following thymectomy.

@article{Lainesse1996FocalMG,
  title={Focal myasthenia gravis as a paraneoplastic syndrome of canine thymoma: improvement following thymectomy.},
  author={M F Lainesse and Susan M. Taylor and Stephen L Myers and Deborah Haines and J. D. Fowler},
  journal={Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association},
  year={1996},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={111-7}
}
A 10-year-old, neutered male cocker spaniel-cross experienced regurgitation, dry retching, and weight loss. A large, mediastinal mass and dilatation of the esophagus were seen on thoracic radiographs. Cytological, histopathological, immunohistochemical, and serological findings were consistent with a lymphoepithelial thymoma and focal, esophageal myasthenia gravis. Surgical removal of the mass resulted in rapid resolution of the megaesophagus and a decrease in serum acetylcholine-receptor… CONTINUE READING