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It is edited by Dr. The Journal accepts works on basic as well applied research on any field of neurology. The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two receding years. CiteScore measures average citations received per document published. Read more. SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and qualitative measure of the journal's impact.

Response to treatment of myasthenia gravis according to clinical subtype

Nonlimb symptom profile at MG onset with bulbar, ocular, neck, and respiratory symptoms should raise the suspicion about the presence of thymoma in MG. The presence of titin and RyR antibodies in an MG patient younger than 60 years strongly suggests a thymoma, while their absence at any age strongly excludes thymoma. Thymoma should be removed surgically. The pharmacological treatment does not differ from nonthymoma MG, except for tacrolimus which is an option in difficult thymoma and nonthymoma MG cases with RyR antibodies. Thymomas in myasthenia gravis MG are neoplasms derived from thymic epithelial cells, and are usually of the cortical subtype WHO type B [ 1 ]. Cortical thymomas usually have some morphological similarities with thymic cortex; they share the capacity to propagate the maturation of immature naive CD4 T cells and export mature naive T cells into the periphery. Thymomas lacking this ability do not induce MG [ 4 ].

It is edited by Dr. The Journal accepts works on basic as well applied research on any field of neurology. The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two receding years. CiteScore measures average citations received per document published. Read more. SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and qualitative measure of the journal's impact.

Seronegative myasthenia gravis, malignant thymoma, tomotherapy, paraneoplastic disorder. The highest incidence is in the 7 th decade of life and is more common in men. About one-third of patients are asymptomatic at diagnosis, which is commonly found as incidentaloma. Thymectomy is the main treatment modality and complete resection is an important prognostic factor, with locoregional relapse reduction and possible resolution of MG symptoms. If high risk factors are present, radiotherapy should be considered as adjuvant treatment 1.


PDF | Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder that places patients in debilitating condition. It currently affects 14 to 20 per


Thymoma in Myasthenia Gravis: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Investigating patients with suspected or proven thymoma, whether or not symptoms or signs of myasthenia gravis MG are present. Providing a quantitative autoantibody baseline for future comparisons in monitoring a patient's clinical course and the response to thymectomy and immunomodulatory treatment. Assessing the likelihood of occult thymoma in a patient with an acquired disorder of neuromuscular or autonomic transmission.

Thymectomy may be part of the therapeutic strategy in patients with myasthenia gravis MG without thymoma. Median sternotomy is still considered as the gold standard, but during the last 15 years, several groups have demonstrated the non-inferiority of cervicotomy with upper sternotomy and minimally invasive techniques. To date, there is no consensus on surgical procedure choice. We investigated the postoperative morbidity and mortality without analysis of the long-term evolution of the disease not available on EPITHOR.

Myasthenia gravis MG is an autoimmune antibody-mediated disorder of neuromuscular synaptic transmission. The clinical hallmark of MG consists of fluctuating fatigability and weakness affecting ocular, bulbar and proximal limb skeletal muscle groups. MG may either occur as an autoimmune disease with distinct immunogenetic characteristics or as a paraneoplastic syndrome associated with tumors of the thymus. These autoantibodies bind to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor AchR itself, or muscle-specific tyrosine-kinase MuSK , lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4 LRP4 and agrin involved in clustering of AchRs within the postsynaptic membrane and structural maintenance of the neuromuscular synapse.

Case Report: Malignant Thymoma And Seronegative Myasthenia Gravis

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  1. Chloe O. 24.05.2021 at 12:12

    PDF | One half of cortical thymoma patients develop myasthenia gravis (MG), while 15% of MG patients have thymomas. MG is a.