Participation in contact or collision sports in athletes with epilepsy, genetic risk factors, structural brain lesions, or history of craniotomy.

@article{Miele2006ParticipationIC,
  title={Participation in contact or collision sports in athletes with epilepsy, genetic risk factors, structural brain lesions, or history of craniotomy.},
  author={Vincent J Miele and Julian Edwin Bailes and Neil A. Martin},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={E9}
}
Despite a plethora of guidelines for return to play following mild head injury, a discussion of when and if an athlete should be allowed to participate in contact or collision sports if he or she sustains a structural brain lesion or after a head injury requiring craniotomy is lacking. The structural lesions discussed include arachnoid cyst, Chiari malformation Type I, cavum septum pellucidum, and the presence of ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Issues unique to this population with respect to the… CONTINUE READING

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