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Comparison of thymic histology with response to thymectomy in myasthenia gravis
  1. J. M. Vetters1,
  2. J. A. Simpson
  1. Department of Pathology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow
  2. Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow

    Abstract

    Fifty-four thymus glands removed surgically from patients with myasthenia gravis were examined using an accurate morphometric technique and the data compared with the response to thymectomy. There is a tendency for patients with relatively unreactive thymus glands to obtain a better result from thymectomy but this is not statistically significant.

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    • 1 Present address: Division of Pathology, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada.

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