Thymic abnormalities: antigen or antibody? Response to thymectomy in myasthenia gravis.

@article{Penn1981ThymicAA,
  title={Thymic abnormalities: antigen or antibody? Response to thymectomy in myasthenia gravis.},
  author={Audrey S. Penn and Alfred Jaretzki and Michel Wolff and Hae Wone Chang and Virginia M. Tennyson},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1981},
  volume={377},
  pages={
          786-804
        }
}
The therapeutic value of thymectomy for myasthenia is still questioned although it retains an important place among management modalities that strive for sustained remission. Questions derive from uncertainty as to appropriate timing, variable extent of resection and quantitation of response. Forty-seven patients, followed one to seven years, underwent an extended transsternal or combined transcervical-transsternal procedure with anterior mediastinal exenteration. Sixteen have been in complete… CONTINUE READING

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