decorticate posturing

decorticate posturing

posturing manifested by the obtunded patient pulling arms and hands medially toward the center (core) of the body in response to noxious stimuli.
See also: coma scale.
Synonym(s): flexor response
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The patient was immediately started on an esmolol drip and required intubation due to the development of a decreased level of conciousness and decorticate posturing. He became hemodynamically unstable and was taken to the operating room where he developed pulseless electrical activity and ultimately expired secondary to tamponade and exanguination.
The patient's condition continued to deteriorate, with decorticate posturing to painful stimuli.
Neurologic examination demonstrated decorticate posturing and mixed reflexes.