Anterior operculum syndrome

Chi Chen Mao, Bruce M. Coull, Lee Ann C. Golper, Marie T. Rau

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Abstract

The anterior operculum syndrome (AOS) is a well-defined clinical entity that has received little attention in the English literature. We report the clinical and CT findings in 3 cases of AOS; 2 were caused by bilateral cerebral infarctions secondary to bilateral internal carotid occlusion and 1 by the residual effects of viral encephalitis. Although there was variability in the range of deficits found in our cases, each of these patients presented with characteristic facio-pharyngo-glos-masticatory diplegia with a dramatic automatic-voluntary movement dissociation. This syndrome deserves attention for its characteristic anatomic and prognostic implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1169-1172
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Clinical Neurology

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    Mao, C. C., Coull, B. M., Golper, L. A. C., & Rau, M. T. (1989). Anterior operculum syndrome. Neurology, 39(9), 1169-1172. https://doi.org/10.1212/wnl.39.9.1169