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Waking coma (apallic syndrome)



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When most or all of the cerebral functions fail but the functions of the brain stem, diencephalon and spinal cord persist, one speaks of a Persistent Vegetative State (PVS). The patient is awake, although he probably has no consciousness. A caudate coma is distinct from the minimal state of consciousness (MCS) and locked-in syndrome, although the transitions are fluid