FOix-Chavany-Marie syndrome after herpes encephalitis

Hizli Ş., Peltek N., Güven M. A., Edgüer T., Köse G., Uysal G.

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.17, no.1, pp.53-55, 2006 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-55
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome (FCMS) is a supranuclear (pseudobulbar) palsy caused by congenital or acquired defects of the opercular region and characterized by anarthria or severe dysarthria, loss of functions of the face and tongue muscles, and loss of mastication and swallowing. It is known as an adulthood disease and is very rare in children; operculum syndrome after HSV encephalitis is even rarer. It is a rare cause of anarthria. In this paper, a 17-month-old patient with operculum syndrome secondary to HSV encephalitis is reported.