Lateral pontine syndrome

Lateral pontine syndrome, also known as Marie-Foix syndrome or Marie-Foix-Alajouanine syndrome, refers to one of the brainstem stroke syndromes which occurs due to occlusion of perforating branches of the basilar and anterior inferior cerebellar (AICA) arteries 1,2. This results in infarction of the lateral aspect of the pons which produces a characteristic clinical picture from the involvement of the following pontine structures 1,2:

History and etymology

The syndrome was first described by Pierre Marie (1853-1940), Charles Foix (1882-1927), and Théophile Alajouanine (1890-1980), French neurologists, in 1922 3.

Stroke and intracranial haemorrhage
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rID: 32269
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Marie-Foix syndrome
  • Lateral pontine stroke syndrome
  • Marie-Foix-Alajouanine syndrome

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