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Myasthesia Gravis

T C Mineo, E Pompeo, T E Lerut, G Bernardi, W Coosemans, I Nofroni
BACKGROUND: We undertook to analyze the results of video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy through a left-sided approach in patients with autoimmune myasthenia. METHODS: Between 1993 and 1997, 31 patients underwent thoracoscopic thymectomy by a uniform left-sided approach. There were 8 men and 23 women with a mean age of 34 +/- 12 years. RESULTS: Preoperative duration of disease was 14.8 +/- 11 months. There were no operative deaths or major complications...
May 2000: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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