Gerstmann syndrome

Dr Henry Knipe and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Gerstmann syndrome, also known as angular gyrus syndrome, is a dominant hemisphere stroke syndrome consisting of four components: 

  • agraphia or dysgraphia
  • acalculia or dyscalculia
  • finger agnosia
  • left-right disorientation

Pure Gerstmann syndrome is said to be without aphasia.

History and etymology

It is named after the American neuropsychiatrist Josef Gerstmann (1887-1969), also of the Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome fame.

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Article information

rID: 4044
Section: Pathology
Tags: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Angular gyrus syndrome

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Cases and figures

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    Figure 1: angular and supramarginal gyri
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