Thymoma and myasthenia gravis in a 4-year-old child. Case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Thymomas are exceedingly rare in the first 20 years of life, and only a few well-documented cases are present in the literature. Thymomas in adults are commonly associated with other diseases, the most frequent being myasthenia gravis (MG). However, this association has been reported not to occur in childhood. The authors report the case of a 4-year and 10-month-old girl who presented with clinical evidence of MG before thoracotomy and who developed florid MG after thoracotomy for removal of an anterior mediastinal mass later documented to be a thymoma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Furman, WL; Buckley, PJ; Green, AA; Stokes, DC; Chien, LT

Published Date

  • December 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 2703 - 2706

PubMed ID

  • 4052944

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-543X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19851201)56:11<2703::aid-cncr2820561130>;2-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States