|JCDR. 2011; 2(3): 190-191
Thymectomy through lateralized partial sternotomyPrashant N. Mohite, Sandip Singh Rana, Prasanth Sadasivan, Swapnil Deshpande.
A young woman with nonthymomic myasthenia gravis with failure of medical treatment was offered thymectomy
through partial sternotomy. Shifting of vertical arm of L incision laterally avoids fracture of opposite sternal
flange and provides better sternal stability postoperatively.
Key words: Myasthenia gravis, partial sternotomy, thymectomy