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Transient global amnesia and cortical blindness after vertebral angiography: further evidence for the role of arterial spasm.
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PMID:  7611084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a series of six patients who experienced severe retrograde amnesia (five cases) or cortical blindness (one case) during selective vertebral angiography. All angiograms were obtained with the same nonionic contrast medium. Analysis of the contrast batch demonstrated no abnormalities, but investigation of the angiographic suite revealed a faulty contrast warming cabinet resulting in injection of contrast material above body temperature. The warming cabinet was withdrawn, and the complication has not recurred. We believe that these symptoms reflect ischemia caused by vertebral arterial spasm.
A Jackson; G Stewart; A Wood; J E Gillespie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-11     Completed Date:  1995-08-11     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  955-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neuroradiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Amnesia, Retrograde / etiology*,  radiography
Blindness / etiology*,  radiography
Cerebral Angiography / instrumentation*
Cerebral Cortex / blood supply*
Equipment Failure
Iatrogenic Disease
Iohexol / diagnostic use
Ischemic Attack, Transient / etiology*,  radiography
Middle Aged
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