Recovery from posttraumatic locked-in syndrome with basilar artery occlusion

Don Bivins, José Biller, D. Wayne Laster, William T. McLean

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Abstract

A 43-year-old woman suffered mild trauma to the head and neck in an automobile accident and subsequently developed a locked-in syndrome. Arteriography revealed abnormal retrograde filling of the distal basilar artery. Dramatic improvement occurred over two months, and she eventually recovered neurologically. This case illustrates the need for early and appropriate medical management of patients with locked-in syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-234
Number of pages5
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Basilar Artery
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Automobiles
Craniocerebral Trauma
Accidents
Angiography
Neck

Keywords

  • auditory evoked responses
  • basilar artery
  • brainstem
  • cerebral angiography
  • locked-in syndrome
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Recovery from posttraumatic locked-in syndrome with basilar artery occlusion. / Bivins, Don; Biller, José; Laster, D. Wayne; McLean, William T.

In: Surgical Neurology, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1981, p. 230-234.

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Bivins, Don ; Biller, José ; Laster, D. Wayne ; McLean, William T. / Recovery from posttraumatic locked-in syndrome with basilar artery occlusion. In: Surgical Neurology. 1981 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 230-234.
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