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The thymus and myasthenia gravis.
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PMID:  7334939     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between the thymus and the pathogenesis of myasthenia gravis is reviewed. Ten cases of myasthenia gravis who underwent thymectomy at the American University Hospital of Beirut are presented. The various pathologic features of the thymus encountered in myasthenia gravis are presented. The indications for thymectomy and the results of surgical intervention on the course of the disease are reviewed. The conclusion is made that thymectomy should be done on all patients with generalized myasthenia gravis irrespective of age, sex, duration of disease or pathological features of the thymus.
A M Taha; R Haddad; C Allam; A Baraka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Middle East journal of anaesthesiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0544-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  Middle East J Anaesthesiol     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-05-12     Completed Date:  1982-05-12     Revised Date:  2014-10-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604187     Medline TA:  Middle East J Anaesthesiol     Country:  LEBANON    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-112     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Myasthenia Gravis / pathology,  surgery*
Thymoma / pathology
Thymus Gland / pathology
Thymus Neoplasms / pathology

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