Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 109--112

Locked-in syndrome caused by the pressure exerted by the sound gun


Ayse Belin Ozer1, Ismail Demirel1, Mustafa K Bayar1, Gulay Gunduz1, Mehmet Tokdemir2 
1 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Firat University, Faculty of Medicine, Elazig 23119, Turkey
2 Department of Forensic Medicine, Firat University, Faculty of Medicine, Elazig 23119, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ayse Belin Ozer
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Firat University, Faculty of Medicine, Elazig 23119
Turkey

A 19-year-old male patient who wounded himself with a gun in the cranial region had a Glasgow coma scale of 3E. At posttraumatic day 7, locked-in syndrome was considered upon detection of vertical eye movements, meaningful winks, and quadriplegia. Apart from the classical view, computed tomography (CT) and postmortem examination of the brain showed an infarct area in the cerebellum. However, vertebrobasilar artery system was normal. In this case report, we would like to present that unlike cases with ischemia, specific CT findings may not be evident in posttraumatic cases and ischemia may occur in the cerebellum as a result of the pressure exerted by a sound gun.


How to cite this article:
Ozer AB, Demirel I, Bayar MK, Gunduz G, Tokdemir M. Locked-in syndrome caused by the pressure exerted by the sound gun.Saudi J Anaesth 2014;8:109-112


How to cite this URL:
Ozer AB, Demirel I, Bayar MK, Gunduz G, Tokdemir M. Locked-in syndrome caused by the pressure exerted by the sound gun. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Aug 7 ];8:109-112
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