Pure Gerstmann's syndrome from a focal lesion

Arch Neurol. 1983 Jan;40(1):46-7. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1983.04050010066019.


It is controversial whether a focal lesion can specifically induce Gerstmann's syndrome (dyscalculia, left-right disorientation, finger agnosia, and agraphia). Also, Gerstmann's tetrad has been attributed to other cerebral symptoms, particularly aphasia. We examined a patient who had all four symptoms of Gerstmann's syndrome, without other symptoms or signs, and who had a discrete left parietal lesion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aphasia / complications
  • Brain Diseases / complications*
  • Gerstmann Syndrome / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parietal Lobe