Acute subdural hematoma in a high school football player requiring emergent decompressive craniectomy

Christine C. Center, Samuel J. Wilkins, Ross Mathiasen, Adam B. Rosen

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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to present the case of a high school football player who sustained an injury during a game, resulting in an acute subdural hematoma (SDH). The patient underwent an emergent decompressive craniectomy. The uniqueness of the case is due to both rare pathology and treatment. The athlete had a positive outcome due to prompt on-field assessment and advanced surgical treatments. Athletic trainers should know how to recognize symptoms of emergent traumatic brain injuries and be prepared to implement an emergency action plan when necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Intracranial pressure monitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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