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Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis


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Title: Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis
Authors: Tomita, Masao / Ayabe, Hiroyoshi / Awahara, Katsunobu / Kimino, Koji / Tsuji, Hirohara / Oka, Tadayuki / Sha, Kamei
Issue Date: 9-Dec-1989
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 1989, 34(2-4), p.199-202
Abstract: The effect of thymectomy on elimination of a myasthenic symptom was clinically evaluated. The operative approach was primarily extended thymectmy of choice via midsternotomy in all but one of transcervical approaches. Most of them belonged to Osserman II b and II a of the disease type. Thirteen cases were in combination with thymoma and thirty-five were not in combination. Thymectomy yields a 53.8% effectiveness rate for patients with thymoma and a 65.7% for patients without thymoma. There was no defenitive relationship between the operation effectiveness and the suffering duration of time. However, aggravation and no improvement of a clinical sign after thymectomy were observed in patients with a severe or moderate degree of germinal center formation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15787
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 34, No. 2-4

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15787

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