Therapeutic outcomes in thymectomied patients with myasthenia gravis.

@article{Takanami2009TherapeuticOI,
  title={Therapeutic outcomes in thymectomied patients with myasthenia gravis.},
  author={I. Takanami and Tomohiro Abiko and Satoko Koizumi},
  journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={373-7}
}
PURPOSE Transsternal thymectomy is well established in the treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG). The objectives of this study were to evaluate the influence and prognostic factors of thymectomy as treatment for MG. PATIENTS AND METHODS Surgical results of 54 patients with MG who underwent transsternal thymectomy were retrospectively reviewed. We investigated clinical outcomes of extended transsternal thymectomy in MG, and we analyzed the data to clarify the effect of prognostic factors on… CONTINUE READING

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