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Transcervical Thymectomy

Doraid Jarrar, MD, John Kucharczuk, MD
Transcervical Thymectomy is a topic covered in the Pearson's General Thoracic.

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Key Points

  • Thymectomy should be offered to patients with myasthenia gravis
  • Thymectomy is a long term strategy to induce remission and not offered during acute exacerbations
  • Transcervical thymectomy has durable results in patients with nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis compared to other approaches, with low cost and short admission.

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Key Points

  • Thymectomy should be offered to patients with myasthenia gravis
  • Thymectomy is a long term strategy to induce remission and not offered during acute exacerbations
  • Transcervical thymectomy has durable results in patients with nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis compared to other approaches, with low cost and short admission.

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Last updated: January 5, 2021