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Neurology. 1991 Apr;41(4):498-500.

'Locked-in syndrome' for 27 years following a viral illness: clinical and pathologic findings.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

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We describe a man who, after a presumed encephalitic illness, was "locked-in" for 27 years. His CT and autopsy findings showed atrophy of the brainstem and a cystic lesion at the base of the pons. He survived longer than most other patients in a similar state.

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