Transient Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome after surgical resection of a right insulo-opercular low-grade glioma: Case report Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Frontal Lobe
  • Glossopharyngeal Nerve Diseases
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Pharyngeal Diseases
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Stomatognathic Diseases


  • These findings provide insight into the use of surgery to treat a right insulo-opercular tumor. First, surgeons must be particularly cautious in cases with a potential contralateral lesion (e.g., history of head injury), even if such a lesion is not visible on magnetic resonance imaging scans; preoperative metabolic imaging and electrophysiological investigations should be considered before an operative decision is made. Second, surgeons must perform intraoperative functional mapping to identify and to attempt to preserve the corticosubcortical facial motor structures. A procedure performed while the patient is awake should be discussed to detect the structures involved in chewing and swallowing in cases of suspected bilateral lesions. Third, the patient must be informed of this particular risk before surgery is performed.

publication date

  • August 2003



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12925262

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 426

end page

  • 31; discussion 431


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