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myathenia gravis

L Wang, X Zou, D Qiu
From June 1983 to March 1992, 95 patients with of myasthenia gravis were treated with thyrmoma-thymectomy. Among them 90 patients were taken midsternotomy, and others standard lateral thoracotomy. All the patients had postoperative crisis of myathenia except one who had a cholinergic crisis. 12 patients (60%) belonged to type III and IV According to the Osserman's classification. The pathological findings showed that 17 patients had combined thyrmoma. The management for crisis was satisfactory with a success rate of 95%...
April 1995: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
A M Whiteley, M S Schwartz, J A Sachs, M Swash
Two brothers with congenital myasthenia gravis are described. In both, ptosis and ophthalmoplegia responded poorly to oral anticholinesterase therapy and to thymectomy. The brothers had two different HLA haplotypes and neither had the HLA-A1-B8-DW3 haplotypes which are commonly associated with myathenia gravis in adult-onset cases.
December 1976: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
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