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The significance of diagnostic imaging in acute and chronic brain damage in boxing. A prospective study in amateur boxing using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1487348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The significance and possible extent of structural damage to the central nervous system (CNS) due to boxing are investigated. Bleeding, especially microhematomas, is considered to be one probable cause of the chronic encephalopathy in boxers. In a prospective study, 13 amateur boxers were investigated with the help of MRI several times before and after their fights. The MRI investigations were accompanied by neurologic examinations before and after the fights. Among the 13 boxes, 5 demonstrated focal neurological signs following the fights, without evidence of small hematoma or other structural alterations. The number of head punches did not correlate with the occurrence of neurologic signs. These results indicate that up to now imaging methods cannot clarify the development of chronic encephalopathy.
Authors:
M Holzgraefe; W Lemme; W Funke; R Felix; R Felten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-19     Completed Date:  1993-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  616-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Neurological University Hospital, Göttingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Adult
Boxing / injuries*
Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Brain Injuries / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Prospective Studies

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