Vertebral Artery Dissection Presenting as Transient Global Amnesia: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Abstract

Yeonsil Moon*, Seol-Heui Han*, † Department of Neurology*, Konkuk University Medical Center, Seoul; Center for Geriatric Neuroscience Research, Institute of Biomedical Science†, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea Vertebral artery dissection is one of the most common causes of stroke in young adults. The course of the vertebral artery dissection is usually benign, and pure transient amnesia as an initial symptom has been rarely reported. We describe a patient with vertebral artery dissection who presented with acute transient amnesia, and review the medical literatures about the pathophysiological mechanism of transient global amenesia (TGA). This case could be a one of evidence which supports the cerebrovascular mechanism of TGA.

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@inproceedings{Moon2014VertebralAD, title={Vertebral Artery Dissection Presenting as Transient Global Amnesia: A Case Report and Review of Literature}, author={Yeonsil Moon and Seol Heui Han}, year={2014} }