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Unsuspected myasthenia gravis presenting as respiratory failure.
  1. A Mier,
  2. C Laroche,
  3. M Green
  1. Department of Respiratory Muscle Physiology, Brompton Hospital, London.


    A patient developed respiratory failure after surgical removal of a recurrent thymoma, which necessitated removal of part of the diaphragm. The respiratory failure was due to previously undiagnosed myasthenia gravis, which had selectively affected the respiratory muscles.

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