Predictors of outcome in thymectomy for myasthenia gravis.

  title={Predictors of outcome in thymectomy for myasthenia gravis.},
  author={Jason M. Budde and Cynthia D. Morris and Anthony A. Gal and Kamal A Mansour and Joseph I Miller},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={72 1},
BACKGROUND Factors determining predictability of response to thymectomy for myasthenia gravis (MG) vary in the literature. METHODS A 25-year retrospective review (1974 to 1999) of all thymectomies performed at a single institution was undertaken. RESULTS In 113 consecutive thymectomies for MG, women comprised 79% (89 of 113 patients), and mean age was 40+/-15 years. Complications occurred in 14% of patients (16 of 113). In-hospital mortality was 0, but 90-day hospital mortality was 0.88% (1… CONTINUE READING