Pure Gerstmann's Syndrome From a Focal Lesion

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  • 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. © 1983, American Medical Association. All rights reserved.
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  • Roeltgen DP; Sevush S; Heilman KM
  • Start Page

  • 46
  • End Page

  • 47
  • Volume

  • 40
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  • 1