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JCDR. 2011; 2(3): 190-191

Thymectomy through lateralized partial sternotomy

Prashant 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

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