J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2014 Aug;32(3):175-177.

Transient Global Amnesia Associated With Coil Embolization of Cerebral Aneurysm

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radilology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dhlee2000@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Neurology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

A 50-year-old woman who had chronic headache was admitted to the hospital. Stent-assisted coil embolization of the aneurysm in the right vertebral artery was performed. After the procedure, the patient experienced a transient memory impairment. A microembolic lesion in the right medial temporal lobe and cerebral hemisphere was observed on diffusion-weighted imaging. We report a case of transient global amnesia caused by microembolus in the medial temporal lobe after embolization of an aneurysm.

Keyword

Transient global amnesia; Endovascular treatment

MeSH Terms

Amnesia, Transient Global*
Aneurysm
Cerebrum
Embolization, Therapeutic*
Female
Headache Disorders
Humans
Intracranial Aneurysm*
Memory
Middle Aged
Temporal Lobe
Vertebral Artery
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