Early smooth horizontal eye movement: a favorable prognostic sign in patients with locked-in syndrome.

Locked-in Syndrome (LIS) is a rare clinical entity consisting of quadriplegia, paralysis of lower cranial nerves, mutism, and bilateral paresis of horizontal gaze. The prognosis is usually poor. Most patients who do survive have severe residual impairment or develop chronic LIS. Review of the literature shows that recovery has been reported but not… CONTINUE READING