Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis: a fourteen-year experience

A. Sghirlanzoni, R. Mantegazza, D. Peluchetti, F. Fiacchino, L. Morandi

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Over the last 14 years we have thymectomized 106 myasthenic patients, 62 by transcervical and 44 by transsternal approach. At the end of the follow-up 49 patients (46,2%) had improved, 12 of these (11,2%) being in remission. Our data supply no guidance regarding the prognosis of individual patients at the time of thymectomy. In our hands neither operation seemed to modify the natural course of myasthenia gravis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1985


  • MG therapy
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • thymectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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