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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2011; 2(3):190-191
    CARDITHORIAIC SURJERY | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.85268

    Thymectomy through lateralized partial sternotomy


    Prashant N. Mohite, Sandip Singh Rana, Prasanth Sadasivan, Swapnil Deshpande

    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Postgraduation Institute of Medical Research and Education, Chandigarh, India


    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.