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Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome in a 17-year-old female with congenital cytomegalovirus infection

Authors Conforti R, Capasso R, Capaldo G, Dato C, Saracino D, Di Iorio G, Melone MA

Received 21 May 2014

Accepted for publication 24 July 2014

Published 20 November 2014 Volume 2014:10 Pages 2249—2252


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Renata Conforti,1 Raffaella Capasso,1 Guglielmo Capaldo,2 Clemente Dato,2 Dario Saracino,2 Giuseppe Di Iorio,2 Mariarosa A Melone2

1Neuroradiology Unit, 2Division of Neurology and Interuniversity Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Abstract: Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome is characterized by bilateral facio-glosso-pharyngo-masticatory paralysis of voluntary movement due to bilateral anterior opercular lesions. We describe the case of a 17-year-old female affected by Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome and congenital cytomegalovirus infection, evaluating the possible etiopathogenetic correlation between cerebral cortical dysplasia and intrauterine infections.

Keywords: Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome, opercular syndrome, cytomegalovirus, cortical dysplasia, polymicrogyria

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