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Cardiothoracic Surgery: Global Case Report Poster - Cardiothoracic Surgery |

Thymic Abnormalities and Stiff Person Syndrome

Rachel Chen Yanlin, MBBS; Tousif Kabir, MBBS; Atasha Asmat, MMed; Dokev Basheer Ahmed Aneez, MBBS
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Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):49A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.056
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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.

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