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Belgian man misdiagnosed as being in coma for 23 years


A Belgian man who doctors thought was in a coma for 23 years was conscious throughout that period, say medical staff.

It was believed Rom Houben had sunk irretrievably into a coma after he was injured in a car crash in 1983.

Dominic Hughes reports.

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