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Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome

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Facio-pharyngo-glosso-masticatory diplegia usually resulting from bilateral large artery infarcts of the opercular cortex. The symptoms include linguo-bucco-facial apraxia with facial weakness, drooling, palatal and lingual speech disorders, masticatory problems, and jaw jerks.


  • C. Foix, J. A. Chavany, J. Marie:
    Diplégie facio-linguo-masticatrice d'origine sous-corticale sans paralysie des membres (contribution à l'étude de la localisation des centres de la face du membre supérieur).
    Revue neurologique, Paris, 1926, 33: 214-219.

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