Transcervical Thymectomy

Doraid Jarrar, MD, John Kucharczuk, MD

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: November 2, 2022