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What is the longest known coma a person has actually woken up from?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
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In brief: Many years

There are anecdotal stories all over the world of patients awakening from comas after 10 and even 20 years.
The reality is that as time goes on, the likelihood of awakening from a coma decreases, and if a patient does regain consciousness after some prolonged period, the likelihood of normal function would be quite dismal.

In brief: Many years

There are anecdotal stories all over the world of patients awakening from comas after 10 and even 20 years.
The reality is that as time goes on, the likelihood of awakening from a coma decreases, and if a patient does regain consciousness after some prolonged period, the likelihood of normal function would be quite dismal.
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