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February 1990

Pseudothalamic Syndrome With Conduction Aphasia

Author Affiliations

Department of Neurology CHUV 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

Arch Neurol. 1990;47(2):124. doi:10.1001/archneur.1990.00530020018003

To the Editor.  —The syndrome of right pseudothalamic hemisensory disturbance (Foix-Chavany-Lévy syndrome1) with conduction aphasia as reported by Hyman and Tranel2 is interesting, but the authors forgot to mention that it was reported previously. At least two articles have appeared on that subject in the French-language literature.3,4 In these patients, the lesion topography on computed tomography was similar to that of Hyman and Tranel's patient, being mainly subcortical in the territory of the anterior parietal artery. In the Lausanne Stroke Registry, 4 of 258 patients with acute left infarct in the superficial territory of the middle cerebral artery showed this syndrome,5 suggesting that it may not be of extreme rarity.

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