Conventional Techniques: Cervicotomy

  • Piero Borasio
  • Francesco Ardissone


Since the pioneering reports by Blalock and associates [1] and Keynes [2], surgical removal of the thymus continues to play a controversial role in the treatment of myasthenia gravis.


Thymus Gland Left Innominate Vein AChR Antibody Ocular Myasthenia Deep Cervical Fascia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piero Borasio
    • 1
  • Francesco Ardissone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical & Biological SciencesUniversity of Turin Thoracic Surgery Unit San Luigi HospitalOrbassano, TOItaly

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