MYASTHENIA GRAVIS, THYMOMA, AND THYMOMECTOMY: THE CLINICAL INTERPLAY.

  • Samuel Oyewole All Saints University School of Medicine
  • David Adeiza Otohinoyi All Saints Univesity School of Medicine
  • Akinfisoye Toluwalase
  • Ibukun Oshobu All Saints University School of Medicine
  • Ajibola Babatunde All Saints University School of Medicine
  • Temidayo Abe All Saints University School of Medicine
  • Esther Olunu All Saints University School of Medicine
  • Adegbenro Omotuyi John Fakoya All Saints University School of Medicine

Abstract

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder that places patients in debilitating condition. It currently affects 14 to 20 per 100,000 population. Its pathogenesis involves the destruction of acetylcholine receptor by antibodies produced by lymphocytes in the thymus gland. Symptoms could vary from impair extraocular muscles to generalized weakness. The antibodies have also been reported to affect other muscle structure within the body such as cardiomyocytes, leading to arrhythmia episodes which could be fatal. This review is a student project and involves the assessment of myasthenia gravis and the interplay between thymoma and thymomectomy.

Author Biographies

Samuel Oyewole, All Saints University School of Medicine
Medical Student
David Adeiza Otohinoyi, All Saints Univesity School of Medicine
Medical Student
Akinfisoye Toluwalase
Associate Professor Department of Anatomical Sciences
Ibukun Oshobu, All Saints University School of Medicine
Medical Student
Ajibola Babatunde, All Saints University School of Medicine
Medical Student
Temidayo Abe, All Saints University School of Medicine
Medical Student
Esther Olunu, All Saints University School of Medicine
Instructor Department of Anatomical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology
Adegbenro Omotuyi John Fakoya, All Saints University School of Medicine
Associate Professor Department of Anatomical Sciences
Published
2018-04-15
How to Cite
Oyewole, S., Otohinoyi, D. A., Toluwalase, A., Oshobu, I., Babatunde, A., Abe, T., Olunu, E., & Fakoya, A. O. J. (2018). MYASTHENIA GRAVIS, THYMOMA, AND THYMOMECTOMY: THE CLINICAL INTERPLAY. International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research, 4(2), 80-83. https://doi.org/10.5455/ijcbr.2018.42.17
Section
Review Articles