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

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


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.


Myasthenia gravisThymusThymectomy

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardio Thoracic SurgeryThe Townsville HospitalTownsvilleAustralia