FOix-Chavany-Marie syndrome after herpes encephalitis

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

Gazi Medical Journal, cilt.17, sa.1, ss.53-55, 2006 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.53-55


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.