Gerstmann syndrome

Last revised by Bálint Botz on 14 Dec 2019

Gerstmann syndrome, also known as angular gyrus syndrome, is a dominant hemisphere stroke syndrome affecting the left parietal lobe in the region of the angular gyrus, consisting of four components: 

Pure Gerstmann syndrome is said to be without aphasia.

History and etymology

It is named after the Austrian-American neuropsychiatrist Josef Gerstmann (1887-1969) 2, also of the Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome fame.

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