Dement Neurocogn Disord.  2013 Dec;12(4):114-118. 10.12779/dnd.2013.12.4.114.

Clinical Progress of Gerstmann's Syndrome with Left Frontal Lobe Lesion: Two Cases

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center, Samsung Medical Center, Sunkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yun1225.kim@samsung.com
  • 2Department of Neurology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. juhee.chin@samsung.com

Abstract

Gerstmann's syndrome, assigned to a lesion of the dominant parietal lobe, is a neurological disorder characterized by acalculia, agraphia, right-left disorientation and finger agnosia. Some studies report that these symptoms are also shown in other brain lesions. We report two patients who presented with this tetrad of symptoms in initial assessment. Their Brain MRI images both showed lesion of left frontal lobe. Over time, these symptoms became better but some still remained in last assessment. Accordingly, we suggest that a left frontal lesion cause Gerstmann's syndrome.

Keyword

Gerstmann's syndrome; Left frontal lobe; Left parietal lobe

MeSH Terms

Agnosia
Agraphia
Brain
Dyscalculia
Frontal Lobe*
Gerstmann Syndrome*
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nervous System Diseases
Parietal Lobe
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