Gerstmann syndrome without aphasia: a longitudinal study

Brain Cogn. 1984 Jan;3(1):1-9. doi: 10.1016/0278-2626(84)90001-0.


A case of "pure" and complete Gerstmann syndrome resulting from a focal vascular lesion in the posterior parietal area of the left hemisphere and not associated with aphasic disorder or general mental impairment is described. The initial symptom presentation of this patient supported the concept of the autonomous nature of the Gerstmann aggregate but longitudinal findings suggested that these symptoms did not in fact represent a coherent syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Functional Laterality / physiology
  • Gerstmann Syndrome / psychology*
  • Handwriting
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Aged