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Had thymectomy. What are the chances that I could have a relapse of myasthenia gravis?
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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Rare
Occasionally some tiny remnants of the thymus gland remain after the surgical removal, and it is thought that these are responsible for continuing myesthenia gravis.
But it is very rare.

In brief: Rare
Occasionally some tiny remnants of the thymus gland remain after the surgical removal, and it is thought that these are responsible for continuing myesthenia gravis.
But it is very rare.
Dr. Susana Duncan
Dr. Susana Duncan
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Multifactoral
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.

In brief: Multifactoral
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.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Possible
If not all thymus tissue removed ...

In brief: Possible
If not all thymus tissue removed ...
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