Seventy-one patients suffering from myasthenia gravis [MG] , 52 females and 19 males admitted to Baghdad teaching hospital, were included in this study; their age ranged from one day to 82 years.
Fifty-four patients had thymectomy and the histopathology revealed 16 thymomas, 7 of which were malignant. Following thymectomy.3 patients showed full recovery or good improvement especially females. Therefore we recommend thymectomy for most patients with myasthenia gravis
Khalil I. Shaikhly ,Hussain Rustam ,Khalid I. Mussa ,
Thymectomy in myasthenia gravis,
J. Fac. Med.-Baghdad. 1994;
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