Parietal lobe syndrome
Parietal lobe syndrome occurs when the postcentral gyrus is affected , when someesthetic functions are impaired . Among the most common causes that lead to the development of the syndrome are ischemic vascular events, expansive processes and brain atrophy ( Alzheimer's ). 
Symptoms[edit | edit source]
- Astereognosia – inability to recognize objects by touch.
- Topagnosia – inability to localize sensitive stimuli.
- Autotopagnosia – inability to recognize parts of one's own body.
- Agraphestehsia – inability to identify numbers and letters that are written on the skin by gentle scratching.
- Alexia, agraphia, conduction aphasia in dominant hemisphere lesions.
- Anosognosia, neglect syndrome in a disorder of the non-dominant hemisphere.
- In addition, it may arise:
- contralateral disturbance of vibration and position senseation with a relatively small disturbance of pain and heat sensation
- contralateral hemianopsia in a lesion of the deep parts of the white matter of the parietal lobe, 
- bilateral negative blink reflex, 
- nystagmus in the direction away from the lesion 
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Related Articles[edit | edit source]
- Prefrontal syndrome
- Frontal lobe syndrome
- Rolandic syndrome
- Temporal lobe syndrome
- Occipital lobe syndrome
- Functional cortical areas
Reference[edit | edit source]
- AMBLER, Zdeněk. Základy neurologie. 6. edition. Galén, 2006. 351 pp. ISBN 80-7262-433-4.
- NEVŠÍMALOVÁ, Soňa – RŮŽIČKA, Evžen – TICHÝ, Jiří. Neurologie. 1. edition. Galén, 2005. 367 pp. ISBN 80-7262-160-2.