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Did thymectomy so what are the chances that I have a relapse of myasthenia gravis?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Not too bad

The results of patients with myasthenia after thymectomy are variable.
Most will have less symptoms, some will come off medication and some will have no benefit. Probably about 30% will have no benefit.

In brief: Not too bad

The results of patients with myasthenia after thymectomy are variable.
Most will have less symptoms, some will come off medication and some will have no benefit. Probably about 30% will have no benefit.
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