Bilateral anterior opercular syndrome

Mohd Mubarik Naqash, Feroze Ahmad, Arif Nabi Bhat, Umar Jalalie


Opercular syndrome, also known as Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome is a rare disorder due to bilateral lesions of opercular cortex surrounding the insula. It is characterized by paralysis of facial, lingual, pharyngeal, and masticatory voluntary muscles with preservation of autonomic, involuntary, and reflexive functions. In the present case, a 71-years old female presented with acute onset of anarthria with difficulties in chewing, speaking, and swallowing that was diagnosed with opercular syndrome. 


Bilateral labioglossopharyngeal paresis, Glossopharyngeal diplegia, Opercular syndrome

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