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Title: Thoracoscopic Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report
Authors: Sim, E.K.W. 
Goh, J.J.
Durani, A.
Ong, B.K.C. 
Keywords: Thymectomy
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Issue Date: Jul-1998
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
ISSN: 03044602
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