Title

Vertebral Artery Dissection Resulting in Locked-in Syndrome.

Publication/Presentation Date

10-1-1991

Abstract

A 30 year-old man admitted to the hospital two weeks following a motor vehicle accident developed "locked-in" syndrome resulting from traumatic vertebral artery dissection. Aggressive nursing interventions during the acute and early recovery periods were implemented with the hope that both physical and emotional deficits might be alleviated. Although the prognosis for this type of injury is often poor, this patient has improved steadily over a 16-month period.

Volume

23

Issue

5

First Page

287

Last Page

289

ISSN

0888-0395

Disciplines

Nursing

PubMedID

1835991

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty

Document Type

Article