Thymectomy for non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis: a comparison of surgical methods and analysis of prognostic factors.

@article{Lin2010ThymectomyFN,
  title={Thymectomy for non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis: a comparison of surgical methods and analysis of prognostic factors.},
  author={Mong-Wei Lin and Yih-Leong Chang and P. Huang and Yung‐Chie Lee},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          7-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVE While thymectomy is an accepted treatment for myasthenia gravis (MG), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) thymectomy has recently become a popular surgical treatment, especially for non-thymomatous MG (NTMG). This study aims to compare the results of VATS thymectomy and trans-sternal thymectomy, and identify prognostic factors in NTMG patients after thymectomy. METHODS A 10-year retrospective review (January 1995 to December 2004) of 60 consecutive thymectomies (22 trans… Expand
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