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Neuroradiology. 1989;31(1):44-8.

Brain damage in former association football players. An evaluation by cerebral computed tomography.

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Department of Radiology, National Hospital, University Clinic, Oslo, Norway.

Abstract

Thirty-three former football players from the National Football Team of Norway were examined by cerebral computer tomography (CT). The CT studies, evaluated for brain atrophy, visually and by linear measurements compared two different normal materials. One third of the players were found to have central cerebral atrophy. It is concluded that the atrophy probably was caused by repeated small head injuries during the football play, mainly in connection with heading the ball.

PMID:
2717003
DOI:
10.1007/bf00342029
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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