Thymectomy Has Long-Term Benefits for Patients With MG

Updated April 11, 2019

Publications reported on an international study published in The Lancet Neurology and led by Gil I. Wolfe, MD, UB Distinguished Professor and Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair of the Department of Neurology, that found that patients with the autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis do better when they undergo surgery to remove the thymus gland even five years after the procedure than do patients who do not undergo the surgery.