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Transient global amnesia caused by painless aortic dissection
  1. K Mondon1,
  2. C Blechet2,
  3. A Gochard1,
  4. D Elaroussi3,
  5. F Fetissof2,
  6. B De Toffol1,
  7. A Autret1,
  8. C Hommet1
  1. 1Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Tours, France
  2. 2Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Tours, France
  3. 3Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Tours, France
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr K Mondon
 Service de Neurologie, Hôpital Bretonneau, 37044 Tours Cedex, France; karl.mondon{at}


Neurological syndromes secondary to acute aortic dissection (AAD) are uncommon and usually consist of focal deficits after an embolic cerebral infarction. This article reports the observation of an AAD with the chief complaint of transient acute memory impairment—that is, a non-usual stroke-like symptom.

  • AAD, acute aortic dissection
  • TGA, transient global amnesia

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  • Competing interests: None declared.