Thymoma associated with myasthenia gravis and Sjögren syndrome.

Y. Tsai, Y. Lin, C. Chen, Ching Tzao

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe West Indian medical journal
Pages264-265
Number of pages2
Volume62
Edition3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Tsai, Y., Lin, Y., Chen, C., & Tzao, C. (2013). Thymoma associated with myasthenia gravis and Sjögren syndrome. In The West Indian medical journal (3 ed., Vol. 62, pp. 264-265)