Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 1990 , Vol 1 , Num 3
Locked-in Syndrome due to Basilar Artery Dolicosectasia
Gülten TUNALI, Türker ŞAHİNER, Musa Kazım ONAR, Abdurrahman NEYAL
Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı Locked-in syndrome is usually caused by infarction of ventral pons due to occlusion of basillar artery. Characteristic features are quadriplegia, cranial nerve palsies and mutism. Only vertical eye movements are spared.

Locked-in syndrome due to an elongated basilar artery is a very rare condition. We present a case, who lapsed into locked-in state following hemiplegia. CT scan revealed dolicoectasia of basilar artery with an arteriosderotic caldfication. Anahtar Kelimeler : Basilar artery, Dolicoectasia, Locked-in syndrome