Complex Concussion - Page #3

Lab Studies:
Chemistry panel, PT, PTT and INR were normal. EKG showed sinus tachycardia. CT scan of the cervical spine and head were normal. Chest x-ray was normal.

Other Studies:
MRI Case Photo #1 showed multiple microhemorrhages throughout the cerebral hemispheres, pituitary and parietal lobes, consistent with shear injury.

Neurology - " ...Avoid collision sports at least for the season with serious discussion about permanent discontinuation...."

Neurosurgery and sports neurology - "Microhemorrhages may be acute phenomena ound incidentally vs. sequela from previous head injuries" Repeat MRI in 6 weeks was recommended. Consideration for return to play if microhemorrhages resolved.

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