Thymectomy in myasthenia gravis during pregnancy

Postgrad Med J. 1986 Jun;62(728):473-4. doi: 10.1136/pgmj.62.728.473.


A 24 year old woman with myasthenia gravis suffered an antepartum exacerbation which failed to respond to increasing dosages of pyridostigmine. Thymectomy performed in the second trimester was followed by clinical improvement and full term vaginal delivery with no puerperal deterioration.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myasthenia Gravis / drug therapy
  • Myasthenia Gravis / surgery*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / surgery*
  • Pyridostigmine Bromide / therapeutic use
  • Thymectomy*


  • Pyridostigmine Bromide