CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Cardiac Critical Care TSS 2021; 05(03): 229-237
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1739528
Review Article

Myasthenia Gravis and Thymectomy

1   Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder. Though MG was diagnosed four centuries ago, its rational management started in 1930s. In the present era, MG is managed by multimodality care including pharmacological agents, plasmapheresis, intravenous immunoglobulins, and surgical thymectomy. Thymectomy has evolved from open trans-sternal to video-assisted thoracoscopic and robotic thymectomy. In this article, the concise history of MG, its clinical features, diagnosis, and management are described.



Publication History

Publication Date:
16 January 2022 (online)

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