n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - A rare case of aortic dissection presenting as pure transient global amnesia : online article - case report

Volume 26, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1995-1892



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.

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