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|Title:||Thoracoscopic Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report|
|Authors:||Sim, E.K.W. |
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
|Citation:||Sim, E.K.W., Goh, J.J., Durani, A., Ong, B.K.C. (1998-07). Thoracoscopic Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 27 (4) : 570-572. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Total thymectomy combined with medical therapy is currently the most effective therapeutic strategy for patients with myasthenia gravis. The standard approach for total thymectomy is that of a median sternotomy. Other approaches include the cervical approach and partial sternotomy. We report a patient who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy at our institution. There was no postoperative complications and the patient was discharged on the fifth postoperative day. Video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy has proved to be an effective surgical therapy for the treatment of myasthenia gravis. The long-term outcome awaits close follow-up of the patients operated using this technique.|
|Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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