Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 161, Issue 3, pp 465–466 | Cite as

The patient’s perspective: follow-up Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome secondary to bilateral traumatic operculum injury

  • Richard Tuckett
  • Adel HelmyEmail author
Letter to the Editor (by Invitation) - Brain trauma
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  1. Brain trauma

Dear Editor,

A novel, unusual case of Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome (FCMS) was recently reported in this Journal [2]. The paper was written under COPE guidelines, with the patient described as a ‘62-year-old right-hand-dominant (semi-) retired male academic …’ That patient is one of the authors of this Letter (RT). He cannot help smiling and finding irony in the situation whereby, having written close to 150 scientific papers in his career, near its end, a paper has been written about himself. More seriously, he and his neurosurgical consultant (AH) are of the view that it provides a valuable opportunity to describe a rare neurological syndrome from a patient’s perspective and how recovery from traumatic brain injury with FCMS has evolved in the 30 months since his bike accident. The paucity of patient reports about their own experiences is a current gap in the medical literature, and this Letter might then be useful to neurologists in the future caring for a patient with similar...



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ChemistryUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamEngland
  2. 2.Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical NeurosciencesUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeEngland

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