If Thymectomy Reduces the Risk of Progression of Ocular to Generalized Myasthenia Gravis, Who Should Receive it?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this issue of Neurotherapeutics, Li et.al. report a large retrospective study of the beneficial effects of thymectomy on the progression of ocular myasthenia gravis (OMG) to generalized MG (GMG) (Huanhuan et al. in Neurotherapeutics XX, 2021). This paper demonstrates a more than 50% reduction in the risk of GMG when a thymectomy was performed on these patients. The authors conclude with the recommendation that well-designed clinical trials be performed to evaluate the potential that thymectomy in OMG reduces the burden of GMG.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cutter, GR; Sanders, DB

Published Date

  • October 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 2419 - 2420

PubMed ID

  • 34651292

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8804142

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-7479

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s13311-021-01139-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States