Title

A rare case of aortic dissection presenting as pure transient global amnesia.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-23-2015

Publication Title

Cardiovasc J Afr

Abstract

Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a well-described neurological phenomenon. Clinically, it manifests with the sudden onset of a paroxysmal, transient loss of anterograde memory and disorientation but with intact consciousness. Typically, symptoms last for only a few hours. We present an unusual case of aortic dissection presenting with pure TGA in a patient, who had a positive outcome. This is the second case report of a patient with aortic dissection presenting with pure TGA syndrome, but it is the first case in which the patient survived.

Medical Subject Headings

Amnesia, Anterograde; Amnesia, Transient Global; Aneurysm, Dissecting; Aortic Aneurysm; Confusion; Humans; Male; Memory; Middle Aged; Time Factors; Treatment Outcome

PubMed ID

26659651

Volume

26

Issue

6

First Page

8

Last Page

9

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