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Spontaneous and reflex head turning in brain death

Yunfen Wu* and Pedro Orizaola Balaguer

Author Affiliations

Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla. Servicio de Neurofisiologia, Av Valdecilla, s/n, 39008 Santander, Cantabria, España

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Critical Care 2013, 17:440  doi:10.1186/cc12753

Published: 31 July 2013

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Head rotation in a patient with diagnosis of brain death (BD) has been scarcely reported. We report a new case, in order to highlight the importance of a correct identification of such movements to consider the legal implication revolving around the diagnosis of BD.