Thymoma, Myasthenia Gravis, and Other Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Laura M. Tormoehlen, Robert Pascuzzi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-526
Number of pages18
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

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Paraneoplastic Syndromes
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Thymoma, Myasthenia Gravis, and Other Paraneoplastic Syndromes. / Tormoehlen, Laura M.; Pascuzzi, Robert.

In: Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, Vol. 22, No. 3, 06.2008, p. 509-526.

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