Lateral pontine syndrome
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Lateral pontine syndrome, also known as Marie-Foix syndrome or Marie-Foix-Alajouanine syndrome, refers to one of the brainstem stroke syndromes of the lateral aspect of the pons.
There is a characteristic clinical presentation 1,2,4:
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.
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- 3. Marie P, Foix C, Alajouanine T. De I'atrophie cerebelleuse tardive a predominance corticale. Rev Neurol (Paris). 1922;29:1082-111.
- 4. Balami J, Chen R, Buchan A. Stroke Syndromes and Clinical Management. QJM. 2013;106(7):607-15. doi:10.1093/qjmed/hct057 - Pubmed