One hundred consecutive thymectomies for myasthenia gravis.

BACKGROUND Between June 1997 and November 1993, 100 consecutive thymectomies for myasthenia gravis were performed at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. METHODS A consistent, planned protocol involving preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care was followed. All thymectomies were performed through a median sternotomy with… CONTINUE READING