Comparable rates of complete stable remission between various surgical approaches for thymectomy in myasthenia gravis

Takeaway

  • There are no major differences in the rate of complete stable remission among various surgical approaches for thymectomy in myasthenia gravis.

Why this matters

  • The optimal surgical thymectomy technique for achieving complete stable remission in myasthenia gravis is keenly debated.

  • This important meta-analysis reveals that extended minimally invasive approaches have comparable complete stable remission rates to extended transsternal approaches; these findings can guide neurologists who are referring candidates for surgery.