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myaesthenia gravis thymectomy

P S Ramphal, R W Irvine, D I Mitchell, M Scarlett, C D McGaw, P R Fletcher, H W Spencer
The treatment for thymic tumours and/or myaesthenia gravis (MG) includes thymectomy. Controversy exists as to the optimal timing and operative approach to thymectomy. At the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, the results of thymic surgery during the period 1992 to 2000 were studied retrospectively. There were 26 patients operated on, 17 females and nine males. Twenty-three underwent thymectomy to treat MG, and three to remove a thymoma. The average age for females was 30.7 years, and 25...
September 2003: West Indian Medical Journal
K H Moore, P R McKenzie, C W Kennedy, B C McCaughan
BACKGROUND: This is a review of a series of patients who presented with thymoma over the most recent 20-year period. Changes and trends in disease patterns were documented. METHODS: Data were collated retrospectively but all pathology slides were reviewed. Survival functions were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. RESULTS: Seventy-one patients had a partial or total thymectomy during this period for a thymoma. Average age was 55 years...
July 2001: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
S Agrawal, N R Datta, S K Mishra, S Kumar, V Tandon, S Ayyagari, A Agarwal
Invasive thymomas comprise 0.1%-0.2% of all malignancies in India. This report is an audit of 11 cases (10 males and 1 female) at a mean age of 36.6 years (range 25-52 years) of invasive thymoma accrued over an eight year period treated by combined modality treatment. Nine of these presented with myaesthenia gravis. All patients underwent initial surgery (3 partial and 8 total resections) and postoperative radiotherapy. Two of the three partially resected patients received one course of chemotherapy prior to radiotherapy consisting of cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine and prednisolone...
March 1999: Indian Journal of Cancer
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