Locked‐in syndrome with recovery

Ramesh K. Khurana, A. A. Genut, George D. Yannakakis

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We report three patients who recovered from “locked‐in” syndrome of presumed vascular origin. One patient narrated her experience of the “locked‐in” phase and its termination. Another demonstrated palatal myoclonus and mirror movements upon recovery. These patients deserve considerate handling and vigorous medical support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-441
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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