Lazarus phenomenon

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Lazarus phenomenon

A phenomenon of unclear nature that may occur in patients who have been clinically dead and then either resuscitated, or in whom there has been a spontaneous return of circulation after attempts to resuscitate fail. Patients report a continuity of subjective experience and may recall visitors and other hospital events despite virtually complete suppression of cortical activity. There have been only 38 cases documented in the medical literature worldwide.

Clinical findings
Symptoms linked to prolonged cerebral anoxia of temporal lobes include anxiety, depression, insomnia and nightmares. Other, unexplained sensory phenomena include the often dramatised classic "moving through a tunnel', "seeing a light', "feeling outside one's body", etc.
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