Locked-in Syndrome with Rapid Recovery: a Manifestation of Basilar Artery Migraine?

Authors


Raimo Sulkava, M.D., Department of Neurology, University of Helsinki, Haartmaninkatu 4, SF-00290 Helsinki 29, Finland.

Abstract

SYNOPSIS

A 29-year-old healthy woman suffered an episode of transient locked-in syndrome followed by vomiting and headache. Based on clinical data the symptom was related to transitory ischemia probably due to basilar artery migraine. This is the first report of locked-in syndrome in association with migraine.

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