Exceptional Neurologic Recovery in a Teenage Football Player After Second Impact Syndrome With a Thin Subdural Hematoma
Second impact syndrome (SIS) occurs when a person sustains a second brain injury before the symptoms of an initial brain injury resolve [1, 2]. Severe brain edema develops due to cerebral vasculature dysautoregulation and causes significant neurologic deficits [1-3]. SIS is a rare condition that occurs primarily in adolescents and young adults. Severe neurologic deficits and death typically occur with SIS [1, 2, 4]. This report describes an exceptional neurologic recovery in a teenage football player after SIS with a thin subdural hematoma (SDH). Institutional review board approval was obtained for this case study.
Stewart, E. W.,
Griesser, M. J.,
Harris, J. D.,
Gelfius, C. D.,
& Klamar, K.
(2012). Exceptional Neurologic Recovery in a Teenage Football Player After Second Impact Syndrome With a Thin Subdural Hematoma. PM&R, 4 (7), 530-532.