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December 1981

Transient Eyelid Opening Associated With Postanoxic EEG Suppression-Burst Pattern

Author Affiliations

From the Neurology Service, Department of Medicine, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco.

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(12):754-756. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510120054007

• Rapid eyelid opening followed by slow eyelid closure corresponding to the onset and termination of EEG suppression bursts is reported in four patients with severe anoxic encephalopathy. This phenomenon, associated with no major body movements, is predictive of early death.