A Case of Foix-Chavany-Marie Syndrome With Asynchronous Bilateral Opercular Infarcts and Chronic Bilateral Cerebellar Infarcts.
LewisGale Medical Center
anterior opercular syndrome, autonomic-voluntary dissociation, foix-chavany-marie syndrome, pseudobulbar palsy, stroke
Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Nervous System Diseases
Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome (FCMS) is characterized by bilateral facio-glosso-pharyngo-masticatory paralysis of voluntary muscles due to bilateral infarction in the anterior opercular region of the brain. Here, we report a case of a 52-year-old female who presented with FCMS due to an acute left anterior opercular stroke in the setting of a chronic asymptomatic right opercular infarct and asymptomatic bilateral cerebellar infarcts. She also had a concurrent acute-on-chronic episode of congestive heart failure exacerbation. She made a significant recovery by the time of hospital discharge.
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Patel SA, Forrester A, Kang H, Collin E, Patel K. A Case of Foix-Chavany-Marie Syndrome With Asynchronous Bilateral Opercular Infarcts and Chronic Bilateral Cerebellar Infarcts. Cureus. 2022;14(6):e26013. doi:10.7759/cureus.26013