Vertebral Artery Dissection Resulting in Locked-in Syndrome.
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.
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Fox, C., & Lavin, M. (1991). Vertebral artery dissection resulting in locked-in syndrome. The Journal Of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal Of The American Association Of Neuroscience Nurses, 23(5), 287-289.
Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty