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Medical Term:

anterior opercular syndrome


Definition: constellation of faciopharyngoglossomasticatory diplegia with automatic voluntary dissociation without associated dementia or forced laughing or crying usually caused by bilateral large artery infarcts of the opercular cortex; most often due to developmental abnormalities (polymicrogyria), infarctions, or encephalitis.

Synonym(s): Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome

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