Raj Gajbhiye, MS, Arati Kirange, MS, Ram Khare, MS, Vikrant Akulwar, MS, Lajpat Agrawal, MS, Sanjay Pal, MS. Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
INTRODUCTION: Thymoma is one of the rare tumor entity benign or malignant arsisng from the epithelial cells of thymus gland, frequently associated with neuromuscular disorder Myasthenia Gravis. So, we are presenting this rare case of thymoma with myasthenia gravis in our institute
METHODS: We operated a single patient of thymoma in a case of myasthenia gravis by Video Assissted Thoracoscopic Approach.
RESULTS: Operative time- 78min , intraoperative blood loss -20ml,post operative analgesia requirement in form of NSAIDS is for 2 days ,no ventilatory support required post operatively, With follow up reduction in AchR Ab from 99nmol/L to 15 nmol/L and reduction in symptoms in form of reduced ptosis.
CONCLUSION: Thoracoscopic thymectomy is feasible and safe in terms less operative time, less post operative pain and analgesia requirement and no post operative ventilatory support requirement.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 87609
Program Number: P130
Presentation Session: iPoster Session (Non CME)
Presentation Type: Poster