A severe frontal-parietal lobe syndrome following cerebellar damage

Eur J Neurol. 2001 Jul;8(4):347-53. doi: 10.1046/j.1468-1331.2001.00204.x.


We report a case study of a frontal and parietal lobe syndrome with memory loss after unilateral left-sided cerebellar damage caused by a stroke in a patient with right cerebellar unusual developmental agenesis. The syndrome consisted of severe deficits in planning an organized sequence of events, in visuo-constructive abilities and inappropriate jocularity. These changes are ascribed in part to cerebellar-pontine lesions with resulting frontal lobe diaschisis as documented by single-photon emission computed tomography in the absence of morphological damage to the neocortex.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attention
  • Cerebellar Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebellar Diseases / pathology
  • Cerebellar Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Frontal Lobe / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Processes
  • Parietal Lobe / physiopathology*
  • Personality
  • Stroke / diagnostic imaging
  • Stroke / pathology
  • Stroke / physiopathology*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed