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Other Names :  

Gowers-Paton-Kennedy syndrome, Kennedy's phenomenon, Kennedy's syndrome

What is Foster Kennedy's Syndrome ?  

Foster Kennedy’s syndrome is a constellation of symptoms and signs associated with tumors of the frontal lobe of the brain.

Cause(s) :  
  • Tumor on Frontal lobe
Symptoms :  
  • Optic atrophy (Loss of fibers of optic nerve)
  • Papilledema (Optic disc swelling due to intracranial pressure)
  • Central scotoma (Alteration of center field of vision)
  • Anosmia (loss of smell)
The symptoms of intracranial pressure include:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lose of memory
  • Emotional Lability (Involuntary crying, uncontrolled laughing or other emotional displays due to disturbances in frontal lobe)
Diagnosis and Tests :  
  • Neurological Examination
  • CT and MRI scan
Category :  Neurological Conditions

Specialist to consult :  Neurology

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