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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2006;51(1):130-132.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2006.51.1.130   
Transient Global Amnesia Developed in Recovery Room following General Anesthesia: A case report.
Cheol Lee, Tai Yo Kim, Yoon Kang Song, Yong Son, Yong Kwan Cheong
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea. ironyii@wonkwang.ac.kr
Abstract
Transient global amnesia is characterized by a sudden inability to form new memories (anterograde amnesia) that usually last for minutes to several hours but never longer than 24 hours. and there are no other focal neurologic signs or symptoms. Retrograde amnesia from a few hours to many years may also be associated with this condition. We report a case of a 56-year-old female patient who experienced transient global amnesia in the recovery room after general anesthesia. She repeated the same queries several times to persons nearby and appeared perplexed. A detailed neurologic examination was otherwise entirely normal. Her symptoms resolved completely the next day.
Key Words: general anesthesia; transient global amnesia


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