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Four cases of "locked-in" syndrome and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1174757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical features, pathology, the autopsy studies, EEG correlation, and the cause of death were discussed. The difference between the locked-in syndrome and classical akinetic mutism was discussed. The importance of reaching a correct diagnosis was stressed to allow a different nursing care program for the conscious "locked-in" patient. Two of our cases were short-term survival, two were long-term survival, one of whom (Case 4) is still living and is the longest survival reported in the literature.
D A Al-Wardi; A H Adams; A E Hamilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the Los Angeles neurological societies     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0024-659X     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Los Angeles Neurol Soc     Publication Date:  1975 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-01-02     Completed Date:  1976-01-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0064572     Medline TA:  Bull Los Angeles Neurol Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Basilar Artery
Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis* / complications,  pathology
Medulla Oblongata / pathology
Middle Aged
Mutism / etiology
Pons / blood supply*
Quadriplegia / etiology
Vertebral Artery

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