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Written and peer-reviewed by physicians—but use at your own risk. Read our disclaimer. Myasthenia gravis MG is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by generalized muscle weakness.

Thymoma in Myasthenia Gravis: From Diagnosis to Treatment

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.

Metrics details. The objectives of the present study were to examine the reproducibility of this five-subtype classification using a new data set of MG patients and to identify additional characteristics of these subtypes, particularly in regard to response to treatment. A total of consecutive MG patients underwent two-step cluster analysis for the classification of subtypes. The variables used for classification were sex, age of onset, disease duration, presence of thymoma or thymic hyperplasia, positivity for AChR-Ab or anti—muscle-specific tyrosine kinase antibody, positivity for other concurrent autoantibodies, and disease condition at worst and current. The period from the start of treatment until the achievement of minimal manifestation status early-stage response was determined and then compared between subtypes using Kaplan-Meier analysis and the log-rank test. Furthermore, patients classified as ocular MG showed the best early-stage response to treatment and stability of improved status, followed by those classified as thymoma-associated MG and AChR-Ab-positive MG without thymic abnormalities; by contrast, those classified as AChR-Ab-negative MG showed the worst early-stage response to treatment and stability of improved status. Differences were seen between the five subtypes in demographic characteristics, clinical severity, and therapeutic response.

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Myasthenia gravis

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.

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


Response to treatment of myasthenia gravis according to clinical subtype

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. Evaluating bone marrow transplant recipients with suspected graft-versus-host disease, particularly if there is evidence of weakness.

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. This results in disturbance of neuromuscular transmission and thus clinical manifestation of the disease.

Case Report: Malignant Thymoma And Seronegative Myasthenia Gravis

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.

INTRODUCTION

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