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Table 5 Characteristics of thymectomized patients with respect to pathology of thymus

From: Frequency of myasthenic crisis in relation to thymectomy in generalized myasthenia gravis: A 17-year experience

Thymus Pathology N (% of 110) Age at diagnosis* (years) Sex (m/f) Patients with Myasthenic crisis (%) Number of Myasthenic crisis Days in ICU (Median & Range) Ventilatory support
Normal 51 (46.4%) 29.7 ± 13.9 18/33 3 (5.9%) 3 3 & 2–4 3
Hyperplasia 43 (39.1%) 27.4 ± 15.2 14/29 9 (20.9%) 10 7 & 2–30 7
Thymoma 16 (14.5%) 37.3 ± 8.9 9/7 8 (50.0%) 12 9 & 3–38 9
  1. * Analysis of variances indicated that age at diagnosis in thymomatous patients was significantly higher than others (P = 0.007). There was no statistically significant difference regarding other variables.