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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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