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Perioperative Outcomes of Thymectomy in Myasthenia Gravis: A Thoracic Surgery Database Analysis

Thursday, March 17, 2022

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Shruti M. Raja, MD, MHS Jeffrey T. Guptill, MD, MHS Alec McConnell, MS Hussein R. Al-Khalidi, PhD Matthew G. Hartwig, MD Jacob A. Klapper, MD

There is clinical equipoise surrounding the perioperative and long-term effects of autoimmune myasthenia gravis (MG) patients undergoing open versus minimally invasive thymectomy, particularly for nonthymomatous MG. This analysis utilizes multicenter, real-world clinical evidence to assess perioperative complications of open and minimally invasive thymectomy techniques in MG patients.


The most important issue is to know the impact of the operative procedure on the long term outcome in both groups the thymomatous ( tumour recurrece or survival) and non thymomatous cases ( neurological out come).

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