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Myasthenia gravis: clinical and histological features in relation to thymectomy.
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PMID:  1255210     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical and thymic histological features of 23 patients who underwent thymectomy for myasthenia gravis have been examined and compared. Eighty-two per cent of patients with a non-neoplastic gland containing numerous germinal centres improved postoperatively, whereas 83% of patients with a non-neoplastic gland containing no germinal centres deteriorated or died. Glands with only slight involution and containing numerous germinal centres were more commonly seen in young female patients. The evidence relating thymic histological appearances with the postoperative progress of patients with myasthenia gravis is reviewed.
M A Sambrook; H Reid; P D Mohr; H G Boddie
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1976 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-06-02     Completed Date:  1976-06-02     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Myasthenia Gravis / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Sex Factors
Thymus Gland / pathology

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