Extra thoracic Castleman’s disease associated with myasthenia gravis

Case Report

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 gravis Thymus Thymectomy 

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© Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardio Thoracic SurgeryThe Townsville HospitalTownsvilleAustralia

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