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Myasthenia Gravis

Phrenic Nerve Has Invasive Thymoma



My 20 year old son has MG and an invasive thymoma attached to the phrenic nerve. It was partially resected 4 years ago but has regrown. To completely resect the thymoma would mean removing the phrenic nerve leaving him with severe breathing problems. Partially resecting the nerve might give him a few more "normal" years but the thymoma would return as before and there is always the chance that it could metastisize. On the other hand, even after complete resection it could grow back and the phrenic nerve was lost for nothing. What should we do?


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