Response to thymectomy in Chinese patients with myasthenia gravis.

  title={Response to thymectomy in Chinese patients with myasthenia gravis.},
  author={Richard S. Kay and S Lam and Ka Sing Wong and Alice P Wang and J Ho},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={126 1},
Myasthenia gravis was diagnosed in 48 patients between 1985 and 1991 in this Chinese community. Thymectomy was performed on 36 patients and the mean postoperative follow-up period was 49 months. Significant improvement was seen in 72% of the thymectomised patients, with 33% achieving complete remission. Patients with mild generalised myasthenia at presentation or those found to have thymic hyperplasia had the best prognosis. Patients with more severe symptoms or those with an underlying thymoma… CONTINUE READING