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Is Thymectomy for Nonthymomatous Myasthenia Gravis Now the Standard of Care?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Joshua R. Sonett, Mitchell J. Magee,and Lyall Gorenstein,

This is an expert summary of the evidence for thymectomy in nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis, titled Thymectomy and myasthenia gravis: A history of surgical passion and scientific excellence.

It really suggests that this operation is the standard of care for these patients if they are ACh-positive and young and MGFA II or above.

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