A 59-year-old woman noted intermittent ptosis, diplopia, dysphagia, and proximal muscle weakness for several years. She had a strong family history of myasthenia gravis. Chest computed tomography and sternotomy revealed a micronodular spindle cell thymoma. Electromyography and antibody testing was negative for myasthenia gravis. Genetic testing confirmed a diagnosis of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.
- genetic testing
- myasthenia gravis
- oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy