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Clin J Sport Med. 2014 Nov;24(6):e62-4. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000058.

Intracranial arteriovenous malformation in a college football player and return-to-play considerations.

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*Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation; †Department of Neurosurgery; ‡Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; and §Athletic Association, Texas Tech University.


: The reported prevalence rates of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the general population range from 0.001% to 0.50%. The following case describes the initial presentation of hemorrhage from an intracranial AVM in an 18-year-old college football player. It also discusses treatment of the AVM with stereotactic radiosurgery and successful return to football 17 months after radiosurgery (18.5 months after initial presentation). It is the first published description of return to contact sports after stereotactic radiosurgery for intracranial AVM.

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