Locked-in Syndrome

I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in - Virginia Woolf

Locked-in Syndrome
Locked-in Syndrome

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Locked-in Syndrome – Consciously Voiceless and Paralyzed

The term “locked-in syndrome” was first introduced in 1966 to describe a state in which a patient is locked inside their body, able to perceive their situation, but with extremely limited ability for interaction. Patients recount that the worst aspect of this syndrome is the anxious desire to move or speak while being unable to do so.

Locked-in syndrome (LIS), also known as cerebromedullospinal disconnection, de-efferented state or pseudocoma, is a rare neurological disorder in which there is complete paralysis of all voluntary movements except movements of the eyes – vertical gaze and eyelid opening. In classical LIS, unlike coma or the vegetative state, individuals are conscious,…

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 Locked-in Syndrome – Consciously Voiceless and Paralyzed

The term “locked-in syndrome” was first introduced in 1966 to describe a state in which a patient is locked inside their body, able to perceive their situation, but with extremely limited ability for interaction. Patients recount that the worst aspect of this syndrome is the anxious desire to move or speak while being unable to do so.

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