Syndrome trapped man

Syndrome trapped man
Syndrome locked man - a condition that can develop after several diseases of the central nervous system or brain injuries.It lies in the fact that man can not respond to external stimuli, but is fully conscious, all hears and understands.

The only way that a person in this state can communicate with others, is a movement of the eyes - oculomotor muscles are the only muscles are not paralyzed body.

The syndrome trapped person

develops tetraplegia - complete paralysis of limbs, and facial paralysis of the vocal cords.

In addition, patients can not swallow their own, and sometimes even breathe.At the same time preserved skin sensitivity - one feels the touch and pain.

this disease occurs as a complication of stroke, encephalitis, multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis, myasthenia gravis.Movement disorders are a consequence of the destruction of nerve pathways connecting the brain to the rest of the body.Often, due to lack of visibility of patient response to it is diagnosed "coma".

Syndrome trapped person is different from a coma that comatose person does not understand what was happening to him, there is no consciousness.

At the exit from a coma people go into a vegetative state - they can breathe, emit some sounds, sometimes even respond to simple voice commands.In some cases, even specialists difficult to distinguish a person trapped inside the body of the patient in a coma.

Syndrome trapped person: classification

There are three forms of the syndrome trapped person:

  • part - besides the eye movement still retained the mobility of certain muscles;
  • classic - immobility and still be able to blink and move his eyes;
  • total - there is no possibility of any movement, including the eyes.

In the case of total forms of the syndrome is most difficult to put the correct diagnosis is possible only by means of a thorough study of brain electrical activity.In patients with coma, the brain is not active, but the syndrome of man locked encephalogram little different from normal.

Unfortunately, at present the disease can not be cured - scientists have not yet learned how to restore the structure of the nerve pathways.

However, there are cases of miraculous healings, when the condition of the patients gradually improved, and eventually they could move again and talk.

now been developed computer systems that allow such people to communicate using eye movements and typing on computer.

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