Locked-In Syndrome after Traumatic Basilar Artery Entrapment within a Clivus Fracture: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Tjerk J Lagrand*, Vincent A J Bruijnes, A M Madeleine Van der Stouwe, Eric A Deckers, Aryan Mazuri, Bram Jacobs

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    Abstract

    We report the case of a 58-year-old male with a rare vascular complication after traumatic head injury: entrapment of the basilar artery into a fracture of the clivus, ultimately leading to a locked-in syndrome due to brainstem infarction. Review of the literature revealed 19 earlier published cases of basilar artery entrapment within traumatic longitudinal clival fractures. In the majority of these patients there is an unfavorable neurological outcome.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-77
    Number of pages5
    JournalNeurotrauma reports
    Volume1
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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