Neural correlates of recovery from Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome

Tom Theys*, Sofie Van Cauter, Kuan H. Kho, Anne Catherine Vijverman, Ronald R. Peeters, Stefan Sunaert, Johannes Van Loon

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Cerebral reorganization during recovery after stroke has been investigated using functional imaging in patients with subcortical motor stroke. The functional correlates of recovery from anarthria, however, are yet unknown. A 48-year-old male patient recovering from complete anarthria after unilateral right-sided subcortical hemorrhagic stroke is described. The main outcome measures included clinical and neuroimaging data at three different time points (at the onset of symptoms, after 6 weeks and after 6 months). At 6 weeks, increased activations in the right and left frontal operculum were found and were followed by a trend towards normalization of the activation pattern at 6 months. These results suggest a role of anterior opercular regions in recovery from anarthria after subcortical stroke. Moreover, complete recovery is possible after such lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of neurology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • All Neuropsychology/Behavior
  • Dysarthria
  • fMRI
  • Stroke recovery


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