Disease Information for Kennedy syndrome

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Frontal lobe signs
Kennedy sign (papilledema conta-optic atrophy)
Papilledema on exam
Anosmia/Loss of sense of smell
Decreased sense of smell
Blindness/unilateral
Blurred Optic Disk Margin
Central Vision Loss/Scotoma
Decreasing visual acuity
Difficulty Focusing Eyes
Diplopia Double vision
Double Image Vision Confirmed
Visual symptoms
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Optic neuritis Contralateral papilledema
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Visual Fields Test Abnormal
Visual fields/Central scotomata
Visual Fields/Central visual field loss
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Frontal lobe tumor
Kennedy syndrome
Ophthalmoplegia
Optic neuritis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Ophthalmology Specialty Population
CLASS/Frontal lobe involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
CLASS/Ophthalmology disorders
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Anatomically strategic lesion (ex)
Pathophysiology/Optic nerve/nerve head disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
PROCESS/Reference organ/system (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Kennedy syndrome, Synonym/Basofrontal syndrome, Synonym/Foster Kennedy syndrome, Synonym/Gowers-Paton-Kennedy syndrome
Definition

Complex of signs indicating frontal lobe tumor or mass effect; optic atrophy on involved side and papilledema opposite; meningioma on underside of frontal lobe, hydatid or neurocytocercosis, or plasmacytoma are some causes------------------------------------------

Kennedy"s syndrome; Kennedy"s phenomenon; Foster Kennedy"s syndrome; Gowers-Paton-Kennedy syndrome; Basofrontal syndrome; Condition characterised by ipsilateral atrophy with contralateral papilloedema, central scotoma, and anosmia (absence of the sense of smell) usually due to a frontal lobe tumour or a meningioma of the optic nerve; There may be headache, dizziness, vertigo; occasionally, forceful vomiting, psychic changes (moria), memory loss;

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