A rare syndrome: Balint syndrome Nadir Bir Sendrom: Balint Sendromu


Turk Beyin Damar Hastaliklar Dergisi, vol.22, no.1, pp.32-36, 2016 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tbdhd.2016.30085
  • Journal Name: Turk Beyin Damar Hastaliklar Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-36
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Copyright © 2012 TBDHD.Balint's syndrome is a rare disorder affecting the ability to perceive the visual field as a whole, most commonly following damage to the bilateral occipital and parietal regions. This syndrome has three components as simultanagnosia, optic ataxia, and oculomotor apraxia. Simultanagnosia play a key role in this syndrome. Sixty-two years old male patient who applied the blindness symptom has been evaluated in outpatient clinic. We observed that there are some deficits in perceive of visual field rather than blindness in neurologic examination of the patient. He had simultanagnosia, optic ataxia and oculomotor apraxia. There are multiple infarcts in bilaterally occipital and parietal regions in the patient's cerebral MRI. In this case, we have present a rare disorder of the Balint's syndrome.