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Chavany-Brunhes syndrome

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A disturbance marked by persistent headache and a variable degree of psychoneurotic manifestations, caused by calcification of the falx cerebri. Attacks of headache may be precipitated by fatigue, emotional stress, or maintaining a fixed position of the head for a prolonged period of time. Oligophrenia in some cases (Fritsche’s). Etiology unknown. May be a familial autosomal recessive trait.


  • J. A. Chavany, J. Brunhes:
    Syndromes céphalique et psychonévrotique avec calcification de la faux du cerveau.
    Revue neurologique, Paris, 1938, 69: 113-131.
  • R. Fritsche:
    Eine familiar auftretende Form von Oligophrenia mit röntgenologisch nachweisbaren symmetrischen Kalkablagerungen im Gehirn, besonders in den Stammganglien.
    Schweizer Archiv für Neurologie, Neurochirurgie und Psychiatrie, Zürich, 1935, 35: 1.
  • 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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