Second impact syndrome in football: New imaging and insights into a rare and devastating condition

Elizabeth Weinstein, Michael Turner, Benjamin B. Kuzma, Henry Feuer

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Premature return to play for the concussed pediatric athlete may result in devastating neurological injury. Identification of at-risk patients and ideal management of the concussed athlete remain challenging for the pediatrician. The authors review a case of second impact syndrome in which neuroimaging was obtained between the first and second impacts, a circumstance which to their knowledge has not been previously reported. This case offers new insights into the underlying pathophysiology of this disease process and potential risk factors for its development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013



  • Brain concussion
  • Brain injury
  • Cerebral concussion
  • Football
  • Postconcussion syndrome
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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