Gerstmann syndromemedical dictionary

<syndrome>

Tetrad of finger agnosia, dysgraphia or agraphia, dyscalculia or acalculia, and right-left disorientation producing confusion of laterality of the body.

The syndrome can occur in brain-damaged and apparently normal children as well as in adults who have had vascular accidents, and is caused by lesions between the occipital area and the angular gyrus.

(12 Jul 2000)