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A Case of Graves' Disease associated with Myasthenia Gravis treated by Bilateral Subtotal Thyroidectomy and Total Thymectomy

Other Title
동시 병발한 그레이브스병과 중증근무력증의 수술적 치험 1예
Authors
류, 기선; 소, 의영; 김, 명욱; 주, 인수; 정, 윤석; 류, 한영; 진, 윤미
Citation
Journal of Korean Society of Endocrinology, 12(3):473-477, 1997
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Society of Endocrinology; 대한내분비학회지
ISSN
1015-6380
Abstract
Graves disease occur in association with myasthenia gravis is rare. We report a case of Graves disease and myasthenia gravis treated by bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy and total thymectomy simultaneously. A 37 year old woman was admitted with anterior neck mass and ptosis. Various examinations were compatible with combined Graves disease and myasthenia gravis. The bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy and total thymectomy were done simultaneously. The pathologic diagnosis was Graves disease and thymic hyperplasia. The patients postoperative course was uneventful. The thyroid function of patient became euthyroid and the clinical symptoms related with myastenia gravis resolved during follow up period.
Keywords
Graves` diseaseMyasthenia gravisBilateral subtotal thyroidectomyTotal thymectomy
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