Myasthenia gravis: prognostic significance of clinical data in the prediction of post-thymectomy respiratory crises.


Medical records of 170 patients who had undergone thymectomy for myasthenia gravis were reviewed from the point of view of respiratory disturbances. In the group of patients requiring mechanical ventilation for over 24 hours after operation the incidence of high preoperative cholinesterase inhibitor intake, severe bulbar symptoms and severe myasthenia… (More)


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