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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 471--473

A case of tactile agnosia with a lesion restricted to the post-central gyrus

Bruno Estanol, Jose Fidel Baizabal-Carvallo, Horacio Senties-Madrid 
 Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, The National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition, Salvador Zubiran, Mexico City, Mexico

Correspondence Address:
Bruno Estanol
National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition, Salvador Zubiran, Vasco de Quiroga, No 15, Col Secc XVI , Tlalpan , C.P. 14000, Mexico City
Mexico

Tactile agnosia has been described after lesions of the primary sensory cortex but the exact location and extension of those lesions is not clear. We report the clinical features and imaging findings in a patient with an acute ischemic stroke restricted to the primary sensory area (S1). A 73-year-old man had a sudden onset of a left alien hand, without left hemiparesis. Neurological examination showed intact primary sensory functions, but impaired recognition of shape, size (macrogeometrical) and texture (microgeometrical) of objects; damage confined to the post-central gyrus, sparing the posterior parietal cortex was demonstrated on MRI. An embolic occlusion of the anterior parietal artery was suspected as mechanism of stroke. Tactile agnosia with impaired microgeometrical and macrogeometrical features«SQ» recognition can result from a single lesion in the primary sensory cortex (S1) in the right parietal hemisphere, sparing other regions of the cerebral cortex which presumably participate in tactile object recognition.


How to cite this article:
Estanol B, Baizabal-Carvallo JF, Senties-Madrid H. A case of tactile agnosia with a lesion restricted to the post-central gyrus.Neurol India 2008;56:471-473


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Estanol B, Baizabal-Carvallo JF, Senties-Madrid H. A case of tactile agnosia with a lesion restricted to the post-central gyrus. Neurol India [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Sep 26 ];56:471-473
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