What is the preferred thymectomy technique for myasthenia gravis (MG)?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Abbas Jowkar, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Over the years, many different techniques have been employed to perform thymectomy. Although it is generally believed that complete removal of thymic tissue is better, this is not an established fact. There is no consensus as to whether one technique is superior to another in achieving benefit or minimizing risks.


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