Transient global amnesia and thalamic infarction

Philip B. Gorelick*, Lonnie L. Amico, Ronald Ganellen, Louis A. Benevento

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We describe the clinical and neuroradiology: features of a patient with two episodes of transient amnesia who later developed persistent amnesia and an acute infarction in the left thalamus. The neurobehavioral manifestations were strikingly similar in all three episodes. Cranial computed tomography was normal following the first two episodes. Thalamic ischemia could explain some cases of transient global amnesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-499
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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