Locked-in syndrome: report of a case.

Title

Locked-in syndrome: report of a case.

Creator

Gallo U E; Fontanarosa P B

Publisher

The American journal of emergency medicine

Date

1989
1989-11

Description

Locked-in syndrome is a unique clinical condition associated with ventral pontine lesions. The locked-in state is characterized by tetraplegia and mutism with maintenance of alertness as well as vertical eye movements and eye blinking, by which communication is possible. A case of locked-in syndrome in a 58-year-old man that demonstrates the clinical manifestations of the disorder is reported. Unless the physician is familiar with the signs and symptoms of the locked-in syndrome, the diagnosis may be missed and the patient may erroneously be considered comatose.

Subject

Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Prognosis; *Quadriplegia/diagnosis; Coma/diagnosis; Diagnosis; Differential

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

581–583

Issue

6

Volume

7

Citation

Gallo U E; Fontanarosa P B, “Locked-in syndrome: report of a case.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 5, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5413.

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