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A case of thymomatous myasthenia gravis with an interesting clinical course



A case of thymomatous myasthenia gravis with an interesting clinical course



Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai 35(1): 111-114



Though myasthenia gravis and thymoma frequently associate, the reason has been unknown. A 60 year-old female with thymomatous myasthenia gravis showed an interesting clinical course. She was, at first, pointed out an abnormal shadow of thymoma. About one year later, myasthenic symptom developed accompanied with the growth of tumor. The symptom, however, disappeared without any special treatment for neither thymoma nor myasthenia gravis. After the disappearance of thymoma by partial resection of tumor, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, severe myasthenic symptom came out again. At four months after thymectomy, thymoma recurred and myasthenic symptom became better. She died of multiple metastasis of tumor without deterioration of myasthenia gravis.

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