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Thymoma hyalinized by steroid therapy in myasthenia gravis.
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PMID:  22879563     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We encountered a 72-year-old woman with myasthenia gravis and thymoma who received glucocorticoid therapy for respiratory failure before undergoing thymectomy. After the antiacetylcholine receptor antibody titer was normalized, and the thymoma shrunk with prednisolone, the patient was free from symptoms. On pathological examination, the majority of the thymoma (type B2) had been hyalinized. Preoperative steroid therapy was effective in stabilizing myasthenia gravis and in inducing apoptosis of both epithelial and lymphocytic components of the thymoma.
Yukihiro Yoshida; Ryuta Ueda; Tomohiro Murakawa; Satoshi Ota; Jun Nakajima
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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