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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. 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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