Management of an Adolescent Athlete with Sports-Related Concussion and Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage

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Sports-related concussion (SRC) has been historically viewed as an injury that results in temporary impairment in neurological functioning in the absence of structural brain injury (1). However, in select cases, conventional neuroimaging studies can reveal traumatic findings that present a challenge for physicians who must decide, in the absence of evidence-based guidelines, whether the athlete is safe to return to contact and collision sports (2–4).

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