Foster Kennedy Syndrome

Foster Kennedy syndrome (also known as Gowers-Paton-Kennedy syndrome, Kennedy's phenomenon or Kennedy's syndrome) refers to a constellation of findings associated with tumors of the frontal lobe.

Although "Foster Kennedy syndrome" is equated with "Kennedy syndrome", it should not be confused with Kennedy disease, which is named for W. R. Kennedy.

Pseudo-Foster Kennedy syndrome is defined as one-sided optic atrophy with papilledema in the other eye but with the absence of a mass.

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