Sudden Coma Due to Acute Bilateral Ml Occlusion

Hu, William T. L.; Wijdick, Eelco F. M.
October 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Oct2007, Vol. 82 Issue 10, p1155
Academic Journal
The article discusses the clinical case of a sudden coma of an 80-year-old woman due to middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion, and presents images illustrating the case. The results of the neurological examination are highlighted. The neurological test revealed that the patient also exhibited roving ping-pong gaze.


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