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Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
Transient global amnesia caused by painless aortic dissection
  1. K Mondon1,
  2. Claire Bléchet2,
  3. Alice Gochard2,
  4. Djilali Elaroussi2,
  5. Franck Fetissof2,
  6. Alain Autret2,
  7. Bertrand de Toffol2,
  8. Caroline Hommet1
  1. 1
    Hôpital Bretonneau, 2 bd Tonnellé, Tours, 37044, France, INSERM U930, CHU Tours, Tours, 37000, France
  2. 2
    Hôpital Bretonneau, 2 bd Tonnellé, Tours, 37044, France
  1. 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.

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  • Competing interests: None.