Case Reports/Case SeriesAn Acute Tiny Left Putamenal Lesion Presenting With Transient Global AmnesiaKim, Hee-Jin MD, PhD*; Kim, Heejaung DVM, PhD*; Lim, Su Min BA, BM†; Moon, Won-Jin MD, PhD‡; Han, Seol-Heui MD, PhD‡Author Information Departments of *Neurology †Chemistry, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Hanyang University Hospital ‡Department of Neurology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Center for Geriatric Neuroscience Research, Institute of Biomedical Science, Konkuk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea Supported by the cluster research fund of Hanyang University (HY-2009-C). The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Seol-Heui Han, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Center for Geriatric Neuroscience Research, Institute of Biomedical Science, Konkuk University, 4-12 Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 143-729. E-mail: [email protected]. The Neurologist: March 2012 - Volume 18 - Issue 2 - p 80-82 doi: 10.1097/NRL.0b013e318247b98a Buy Metrics Abstract Introduction: Transient global amnesia (TGA) is one of the most striking syndromes in clinical neurology. Brain lesions producing TGA have been reported in the hippocampus, amygdala, thalamus, caudate nucleus, and neocortex. Case Report: We report a 63-year-old woman presenting with TGA associated with a localized lesion in the left putamen. Conclusions: This case suggests a potential role of the putamen in human memory processing. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.