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Foville's pontine syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Foville's syndrome II

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This syndrome, which originates from a lesion in the pons, is similar to Foville’s syndrome with the exception that only the abducens nerve is involved in the crossed paralysis, the facial nerve being unaffected.

Description

This syndrome, which originates from a lesion in the pons, is similar to Foville’s syndrome with the exception that only the abducens nerve is involved in the crossed paralysis, the facial nerve being unaffected. Same symptoms and signs as in Foville’s I, but without facial involvement.

Bibliography

  • A. L. F. Foville:
    Note sur une paralysie peu connue de certains muscles de l’oeil, et sa liaison avec quelques points de l’anatomie de la physiologie de la protubérance annulaire.
    Gazette hebdomadaire de médecine et de chirurgie, Paris, 1859, 6: 146.

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