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Surg Today. 2003;33(1):49-51.

Multiple thymoma with myasthenia gravis: report of a case.

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  • 1Department of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan.


A resected case of multiple thymoma is reported. The patient was a 47-year-old man with myasthenia gravis of Ossermann IIB type. Multiple thymomas were detected on a chest computed tomography scan and an extended thymothymectomy was performed. There were two separate thymomas in the anterior mediastinum: one measuring 60 x 60 mm and another measuring 25 x 25 mm in diameter, and both tumors pathologically consisted of predominantly lymphocytic forms.

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