Right-Left Disorientation

Right-Left Disorientation

Right-left disorientation is an inability to say whether a part of the body is on the right or left side, or to use a named body part to command.

This may occur in association with acalculia, agraphia, and finger agnosia, collectively known as the Gerstmann syndrome. Although all these features are dissociable, their concurrence indicates a posterior parietal dominant hemisphere lesion involving the angular and supramarginal gyri.


Cross References

Acalculia; Agraphia; Autotopagnosia; Finger agnosia; Gerstmann syndrome