Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 275–276

Extra thoracic Castleman’s disease associated with myasthenia gravis

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12055-010-0056-2

Cite this article as:
Yadav, S. & Lesic, C. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2010) 26: 275. doi:10.1007/s12055-010-0056-2

Abstract

Castleman’s disease is an uncommon lymphoproliferative disorder. Amongst known associations with Castleman’s disease, myasthenia gravis is very rare and only four cases have been reported in the literature. We report a patient with Castleman’s disease with myasthenia gravis who successfully underwent thymectomy for control of his symptoms.

Keywords

Myasthenia gravisThymusThymectomy

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© Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardio Thoracic SurgeryThe Townsville HospitalTownsvilleAustralia