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Transient global amnesia with bilateral hippocampal lesions: report of two cases

Transient global amnesia with bilateral hippocampal lesions: report of two cases Acta Neurologica Belgica (2020) 120:1449–1451 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13760-019-01271-8 LE T TER TO  THE   EDITOR Transient global amnesia with bilateral hippocampal lesions: report of two cases 1 2 1 1 1 1 Alexis Demas  · Clément Richard  · Omar Bennani  · Adèle Heranval  · Jean Philippe Cochin  · Yvan Vaschalde Received: 2 July 2019 / Accepted: 30 December 2019 / Published online: 10 January 2020 © Belgian Neurological Society 2020 Dear Editor, with bilateral hippocampal lesions, occuring in different contexts (physical or emotional events). We discuss patho- Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a rare neurological syn- genesis and propose that synchrone bilateral hippocampal drome characterized by a sudden onset of an anterograde lesions could be a pathophysiological model in favor of the amnesia that lasts up to 24  h. A diagnosis can be made hypothesis of venous flow abnormalities for TGA. if the Hodges and Warlow’s criteria are fulfilled [1 ]. The incidence ranges between 3 and 8 per 100,000 persons per year. Seventy-five percent occur between the age of 50 and Case report 1 70 years. Mnesic impairment is related to a transient pertur- bation of hippocampal function. Several pathophysiological A 63-year-old man was admitted to the emergency depart- mechanisms (migraine-related mechanisms, hypoxic–ischae- ment for sudden-onset confusion and anterograde amne- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Neurologica Belgica Springer Journals

Transient global amnesia with bilateral hippocampal lesions: report of two cases

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0300-9009
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10.1007/s13760-019-01271-8
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Abstract

Acta Neurologica Belgica (2020) 120:1449–1451 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13760-019-01271-8 LE T TER TO  THE   EDITOR Transient global amnesia with bilateral hippocampal lesions: report of two cases 1 2 1 1 1 1 Alexis Demas  · Clément Richard  · Omar Bennani  · Adèle Heranval  · Jean Philippe Cochin  · Yvan Vaschalde Received: 2 July 2019 / Accepted: 30 December 2019 / Published online: 10 January 2020 © Belgian Neurological Society 2020 Dear Editor, with bilateral hippocampal lesions, occuring in different contexts (physical or emotional events). We discuss patho- Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a rare neurological syn- genesis and propose that synchrone bilateral hippocampal drome characterized by a sudden onset of an anterograde lesions could be a pathophysiological model in favor of the amnesia that lasts up to 24  h. A diagnosis can be made hypothesis of venous flow abnormalities for TGA. if the Hodges and Warlow’s criteria are fulfilled [1 ]. The incidence ranges between 3 and 8 per 100,000 persons per year. Seventy-five percent occur between the age of 50 and Case report 1 70 years. Mnesic impairment is related to a transient pertur- bation of hippocampal function. Several pathophysiological A 63-year-old man was admitted to the emergency depart- mechanisms (migraine-related mechanisms, hypoxic–ischae- ment for sudden-onset confusion and anterograde amne-

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Published: Dec 10, 2020

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