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Unmasking aortic dissection in patients of transient global amnesia: case report and diagnostic algorithm for the emergency department.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22715266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is not unusual for doctors working in the emergency department (ED) to diagnose a benign syndrome of transient global amnesia (TGA). It is rare that the TGA patient is in danger of life because of a 'forgotten' acute aortic dissection (AAD). The present article deals with one of such rare cases of association between TGA and AAD, which presented laboratory findings never reported before. A practical diagnostic algorithm has also been drafted to help ED physicians facing such a puzzling situation.
M Colotto; M Maranghi; A Epifania; M Totaro; R Giura; C Durante
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-20     Completed Date:  2013-02-19     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Rome Sapienza-Policlinico Umberto 1, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Amnesia, Transient Global / etiology
Aneurysm, Dissecting / complications,  diagnosis*
Aortic Aneurysm / complications,  diagnosis*
Emergency Service, Hospital
Middle Aged

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