My, What Asthenia You Have

Michael S Lee, Gregory S. Kosmorsky, James R. Cook, Jason J.S. Barton, Hannah R. Briemberg

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-511
Number of pages6
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • genetic testing
  • myasthenia gravis
  • oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
  • thymoma

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