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Neuroimaging in transient global amnesia
  1. Tim Wilkinson,
  2. Fatemeh Geranmayeh,
  3. Pooja Dassan,
  4. John C Janssen
  1. Department of Neurology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tim Wilkinson, Department of Neurology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW10 9NH, UK; twilkinson{at}

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A 68-year-old woman presented following an episode of witnessed sudden-onset memory loss after lifting a heavy plant while gardening. Her husband's description of the event suggested that there was retrograde and anterograde amnesia with repetitive questioning. Speech, motor function and vision were unaffected. The episode spontaneously resolved after 2 h. Her medical history included hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia controlled with lisinopril and atorvastatin. On admission she was fully conscious and alert and neurological examination …

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  • Contributors TW, JJ and PD performed literature review. TW wrote the manuscript and FG and JJ reviewed and edited the article.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed.

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