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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 191709, 4 pages
Case Report

Transient Global Amnesia as the First Clinical Symptom for Malignant B-Cell Lymphoma with Central Nervous System Involvement

1Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA
2Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA
3Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
4West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

Received 13 April 2015; Revised 24 June 2015; Accepted 28 June 2015

Academic Editor: Federico Micheli

Copyright © 2015 Atif Zafar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present the case of an elderly male who was diagnosed with transient global amnesia (TGA), only to be diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma with central nervous system involvement a few weeks later. This is the first ever case reported in literature with lymphoma presenting as TGA. Literature review and pertinent points regarding high-yield imaging protocol for presumed TGA patients are discussed.