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Thymoma Associated with Myastenia Gravis and Sjögren Syndrome

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.118
Pages: 
264–5

ABSTRACT

Thymoma is the most common neoplasm of the anterior mediastinum but thymoma with Sjögren syndrome (SS) is rare. Sjögren syndrome is a systemic autoimmune inflammatory disorder. It is characterized by lymphocyte-mediated destruction of exocrine glands, which leads to absent glandular secretion. Here, we present the case of a 63-year-old man with thymoma and concurrent myasthenia gravis and SS, who achieved remission after thymectomy.

Accepted: 
12 Apr, 2012
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e-Published: 14 Mar, 2013
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