Long-term outcome of thoracoscopic extended thymectomy for nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis.

@article{Pompeo2009LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcome of thoracoscopic extended thymectomy for nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis.},
  author={Eugenio Pompeo and Federico Tacconi and Roberto Massa and Davide Mineo and Sarit Nahmias and Tommaso Claudio Mineo},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={164-9}
}
BACKGROUND Thoracoscopic thymectomy has shown promise in the integrated management of myasthenia gravis (MG) although there is still scant data on long-term results. The aim of this study was to analyze long-term (>5 years) results of thoracoscopic extended thymectomy in nonthymomatous MG. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 32 patients operated on between 1995 and 2003. MG foundation of America clinical classification (MGFA), symptoms' duration, preoperative crisis, anticholinesterase-drugs… CONTINUE READING
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