O que é a Myasthenia Gravis

It is a minimally invasive surgery to remove the thymus.

Descrição do procedimento

The thymus is a gland located in the front of the chest, just behind the breast bone and in front of the heart, in an area known as the anterior mediastinum. It is part of the body’s immune system and plays the biggest role in a child’s early development. Currently, thymectomy, surgery to remove the thymus, has been a mainstay in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, although there is still no conclusive evidence about its benefits for myasthenic patients.

Surgical removal of the thymus has no effect on the immune system after birth. In patients with myasthenia gravis and for whom a thymectomy is recommended, the goal is to remove the source of abnormal antibody production that causes the disease.

The benefits of thymectomy for a myasthenic person can be:
– Reduce patient weakness;
– Reduce the use of medicines;
– Achieve permanent remission of the disease.

The duration of a myasthenia gravis surgery is normally 30 minutes. Patients are discharged after 1-2 days.
Regarding work activity, after XX days the patient will be able to return to work. Normally, full mobility recovery is at the end of XX and moderate physical activity at XX.
The duration of a myasthenia gravis surgery is normally 30 minutes. Patients are discharged after 1-2 days.
Regarding work activity, after XX days the patient will be able to return to work. Normally, full mobility recovery is at the end of XX and moderate physical activity at XX.
Duração
› 30 min
Anestesia
› General / sedation
Internamento
› 1-2 days
Baixa
› 1 week
Recuperação
› 1 week
Inibição de atividade física
2 weeks

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