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Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2008 Jun;22(3):509-26. doi: 10.1016/j.hoc.2008.03.004.

Thymoma, myasthenia gravis, and other paraneoplastic syndromes.

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Department of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Emerson Hall Room 125, 545 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA. laumjone@iupui.edu

Abstract

The relationship between myasthenia gravis and thymic pathology, including thymoma, is well known. Approximately 10% to 15% of patients who have myasthenia gravis are observed to have a thymoma. Myasthenia gravis may be considered as the most common of the paraneoplastic syndromes in patients who have thymoma. This article summarizes the clinical aspects of myasthenia gravis, followed by a review of the less often recognized paraneoplastic disorders noted to occur in patients who have thymoma.

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18514130
DOI:
10.1016/j.hoc.2008.03.004
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