Title

Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome due to unilateral anterior opercular infarction with leukoaraiosis

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome (FCMS) is a cortical-subcortical pseudobulbar palsy characterized by automatic voluntary dissociation of facio-masticatory-pharyngo-glosso-laryngeal movements. FCMS is typically caused by vascular insults on the bilateral anterior opercular or adjacent subcortical areas. Acute onset of FCMS secondary to a unilateral lesion is extremely rare. Herein we present a case of FCMS caused by acute unilateral anterior opercular infarction with preexisting bilateral leukoaraiosis. Our case shows that an acute unilateral anterior opercular lesion can decompensate preexisting corticobulbar-subcortical lesions and cause the typical features of FCMS.

Publication Date

2-2-2021

Publication Title

Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center)

ISSN

0899-8280

Volume

34

Issue

3

First Page

389

Last Page

390

PubMed ID

33953472

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/08998280.2021.1878976

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