Myasthenia gravis and thymoma coexisting with myotonic dystrophy type 1


EKMEKCİ Ö. , KARASOY H. , BADEMKIRAN F. , AKKUS D. E. , YUCEYAR N.

NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS, cilt.24, ss.40-42, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.nmd.2013.09.001
  • Dergi Adı: NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.40-42

Özet

We describe a 34-year old man presenting with subacute generalized myasthenic symptoms. His clinical features and laboratory investigations demonstrated both myasthenia gravis and myotonic dystrophy type 1. The computerized tomography of chest revealed anterior mediastinal mass. The lymphocyte-rich thymoma was removed surgically and he received radiotherapy. Recent observations suggested that the patients with myotonic dystrophy may have an increased risk of benign and malignant tumours but its coexistence with thymoma is very rare. The risk of thymoma associated with myotonic dystrophy is unknown. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.