SESSION TITLE: Global Case Report Poster - Cardiothoracic Surgery
SESSION TYPE: Global Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) is a rare autoimmune neurological disorder characterized by painful muscle spasms and rigidity. It may be seen in association with other autoimmune diseases, and 60% of patients have anti-glutaminic acid decarboxylase (GAD) antibodies. There are limited reports of patients experiencing significant improvement of their symptoms following a thymectomy. We report on 2 patients with SPS who underwent thymectomies at our institution.