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    Myasthenia gravis associated with ectopic cervical thymoma.

    Authors
    Choi H, Koh SH, Park MH, et al. 
    Institution

    Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.

    Source
    J Clin Neurosci 2008 Dec; 15(12) :1393-5.
    Abstract

    It is well known that thymoma is often associated with myasthenia gravis. Although ectopic thymoma can be found anywhere from the pharynx to the anterior mediastinum, it is usually benign and has not been reported in association with myasthenic symptoms. Moreover, ectopic thymoma located in the neck region is apt to be misdiagnosed as a thyroid mass or other infiltrative lesion. We report the case of a patient with myasthenia gravis associated with ectopic cervival thymoma, whose myasthenic symptoms were well controlled after removal of the ectopic thymomas.

    Mesh
    Female
    Humans
    Middle Aged
    Myasthenia Gravis
    Neck
    Thymoma
    Thymus Neoplasms
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Case Reports Journal Article
    PubMed ID

    18952437

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