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A wife brought her husband who has been seen lately to have difficulty in maintaining his check book. She also reports that he can no longer identify his fingers and faces extreme difficulty in writing although he can read without difficulty.
Which of the following cortical areas most likely affected?

a. Posterior part of corpus callosum
b- Left angular gyrus
b. Left posterior inferior frontal lobe
c. Left posterior superior temporal gyrus
d. Left parietal region
 

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well the finger and face agnosia point towards a dominant (left) parietal lesion also commonly known as Gerstmann's syndrome..
had it been specific to the left angular and left inferior frontal gyri .. they should have mentioned about the inability to perform arithmetic skills or understand metaphors...
 

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well the finger and face agnosia point towards a dominant (left) parietal lesion also commonly known as Gerstmann's syndrome..
had it been specific to the left angular and left inferior frontal gyri .. they should have mentioned about the inability to perform arithmetic skills or understand metaphors...
So what is the correct answer you think?
 

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The correct answer

The correct answer is B
This is Gerstmann syndrome
characterized by finger agnosia, acalculia, and dysgraphia. All of these features are mentioned in the question.
The lesion is in left (dominant) angular gyrus
 

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The correct answer is B
This is Gerstmann syndrome
characterized by finger agnosia, acalculia, and dysgraphia. All of these features are mentioned in the question.
The lesion is in left (dominant) angular gyrus
However, the patient can read. In Gerstmann Syndrome?
 
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