Transient global amnesia triggered by mild head injury

A Venneri, M Brazzelli, S Della Sala

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An episode of transient global memory loss was observed in a 27-year-old woman following a mild head injury in a car accident. Her clinical and neuropsychological profiles were indistinguishable from those of transient global amnesia (TGA). This paper argues that a cause-effect relationship may be postulated between head trauma and transient memory loss, perhaps as the result of a very stressful situation such as a car crash.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-12
Number of pages8
JournalBrain Injury
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998


  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Amnesia
  • Female
  • Head Injuries, Closed
  • Humans
  • Linear Models
  • Memory, Short-Term
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Reference Values
  • Remission, Spontaneous
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article


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