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Mediastinal Thymolipoma: An Evaluation of the Clinical and Radiological Features and the Surgical Outcomes in 11 Cases

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.559
Pages: 
212-5
Synopsis: 
Thymolipoma is a rare, benign tumour of the mediastinum. Many patients are asymptomatic. The tumour is sometimes associated with parathymic disorders such as myasthenia gravis. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice in the patients with thymolipoma. Complete surgical resection is the cure in most patients.

ABSTRACT

Background: Thymolipoma is a rare benign tumour of the mediastinum, accounting for 2%–9% of all thymic tumours. Although many case reports have been published in the literature, few studies have analysed the clinical and radiological features and the surgical outcomes of this tumour.

Objective: To evaluate the clinical and radiological features and the surgical outcomes of the patients with thymolipoma.

Accepted: 
07 Dec, 2015
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e-Published: 29 Mar, 2016

Effects of General-epidural Anaesthesia on the Haemodynamics in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.054
Pages: 
99–103
Synopsis: 
General-epidural anaesthesia can stabilize perioperative haemodynamics, reduce the consumption of general anaesthesia and simultaneously shorten extubation time, indicating that it is a feasible and ideal anaesthetic method at present.

 ABSTRACT

Objective: The current study aims to explore the effects of general-epidural anaesthesia (GEA) on the perioperative haemodynamics in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), as well as their extubation time.

Revised: 
07 Apr, 2014
Accepted: 
04 Jul, 2014
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e-Published: 28 Jan, 2015

Myasthenia Gravis in South Trinidad

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.105
Pages: 
510–4
Synopsis: 
This cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence and characteristics of myasthenia gravis (MG) in South Trinidad. Estimated MG point prevalence in South Trinidad on March 31, 2010 was 78 per million. A statistically significant higher prevalence was detected in Africans than East-Indians.

ABSTRACT 

Objective: There is no previous research on Myasthenia Gravis (MG) in Trinidad and Tobago. This study sought to determine the prevalence and to characterize MG in South Trinidad.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed over 30 months in South Trinidad to identify, interview and statistically analyse data on MG cases.

Revised: 
20 Aug, 2012
Accepted: 
28 Sep, 2012
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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013

Thymoma Associated with Myastenia Gravis and Sjögren Syndrome

Issue: 
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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