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Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome

Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome Causes

Foix-Chavany-Marie Syndrome is most commonly caused by stroke, head trauma, brain infection, malformation, and degenerative disorder. In instances of a slower progression of Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome, such was observed to be associated with chronic herpes simplex encephalitis.

Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome Definition

Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome is a partial paralysis on the face, the pharynx and the jaw. Affected areas are still capable of certain movements like eating, smiling, and facial movements. Upper and lower limbs are usually unaffected. This syndrome is caused by blood supply loss or interruption in a specific part of the brain. This condition is also called bilateral anterior opercular syndrome. It was discovered in the year 1926 by Charles Foix, Jean Alfred ?mile Chavany and Julien Marie.

Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome Diagnosis

Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome can be diagnosed through MRI scan and CT scan. Results may reveal lesions on each side of one's brain specifically in the Operculum. This specific brain part contains Broca's area. Broca's is the area responsible for speech and conversation production as well as for reading, and also for writing.

Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of this condition are drooling, speech impediments, jaw jerks, chewing problems, other facial weaknesses, and some seizures. If a person suffers while in childhood, developmental delays may be present.

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