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Thymic carcinoma in myasthenia gravis developing years after thymectomy.
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PMID:  19533649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) who underwent thymectomy but developed thymic carcinoma years after the initial surgery. In one patient, the initial thymic pathology was normal, whereas the other had an encapsulated benign thymoma that was found only on pathological assessment. These cases demonstrate that MG may occur as part of a "new" paraneoplastic syndrome even after thymectomy. The late appearance of metastatic thymoma raises questions about monitoring for these patients.
Hans D Katzberg; Robert G Miller; Jonathan Katz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Muscle & nerve     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0148-639X     ISO Abbreviation:  Muscle Nerve     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-22     Completed Date:  2009-08-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803146     Medline TA:  Muscle Nerve     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Myasthenia Gravis / surgery*
Thymectomy / adverse effects*
Thymoma / etiology*
Thymus Neoplasms / etiology*

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