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How Does Thymectomy Result In A Decrease Of Myastenia Gravis Symptoms
Unknown: Removing the thymus may help regulate the immune system and prevent autoimmune injury from myasthenia. ...Read more
Removing a source: In select patients, a thymectomy may lead to a significant reduction in symptoms by removing the organ responsible for producing antibodies responsible for initiating symptoms. This works better in patients who have had some response to medical therapy, and who have an enlarged thymus gland, but this is not absolute. Before choosing this option, you should discuss this with your treating doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally small: Thymectomy may be curative. Generally patients may demonstrate 1. Cure, 2. Asymptomatic on medications, 3. Stable symptoms on medications and/or decreased medications. Risk factors for return of mg after surgery may be associated with presence of thymoma at time of surgery and/or incomplete thymectomy. This link may help: http://goo.Gl/3xxmd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many of you Dr's believe that Myasthenia gravis progresses/worsens over time? Would LOVE opinions please!Had thymectomy &on meds. Have had 14 yrs
Why would a thymectomy not be done on an otherwise healthy 18 yr old suffering with generalised myasthenia gravis?
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Thymectomy is option: Thymectomy is a good option in the treatment of myasthenia gravis. It can result in remission of symptoms in many patients. Patients with just ocular involvement often do not need surgery, but otherwise unless there is a contraindications for surgery thymectomy would be a good option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any new treatments for myasthenia gravis rather than the traditional cortisone and mestinon (pyridostigmine) or thymectomy?
Not really: Those are the tested ones.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have myasthenia gravis (had thymectomy for thymic hyperplasia). Why do I lose weight whenever i'm on prednisone?
Does thymectomy help in the treatment of mysthenia gravis? Give your answer in the context if there is thymus enlargement on CT scan.
Complicated: Has never been rigourously studied, and discovered coincidentally after thymoma removed in a patient with myasthenia. Sometimes, thymectomy helps a patient even if no thymoma, and if malignant thymus tumor, has to be removed and it too, may improve myasthenia. In essence, if myasthenia gravis, consider thymectomy if things are not doing well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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