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Prevalence of Traumatic Findings on Routine MRI in a Large Cohort of Professional Fighters

Prevalence of Traumatic Findings on Routine MRI in a Large Cohort of Professional Fighters ORIGINAL RESEARCH ADULTBRAIN PrevalenceofTraumaticFindingsonRoutineMRIinaLarge CohortofProfessionalFighters X J.K. Lee, X J. Wu, X S. Banks, X C. Bernick, X M.G. Massand, X M.T. Modic, X P. Ruggieri, and X S.E. Jones ABSTRACT BACKGROUNDANDPURPOSE: Previous studies investigating MR imaging abnormalities among fighters have had small sample sizes. This investigation assessed a large number of fighters using the same conventional sequences on the same scanner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional 3T MR imaging was used to assess 499 fighters (boxers, mixed martial artists, and martial artists)and62controlsfornonspecificWMchanges,cerebralmicrohemorrhage,cavumseptumpellucidum,andcavumvergae.Thelengths of the cavum septum pellucidum and cavum vergae and the ratio of cavum septum pellucidum to the septum pellucidum lengths were assessed. RESULTS: The prevalence of nonspecific WM changes was similar between groups. Fighters had a prevalence of cerebral microhemor- rhage (4.2% versus 0% for controls, P  .152). Fighters had a higher prevalence of cavum septum pellucidum versus controls (53.1% versus 17.7%, P .001) and cavum vergae versus controls (14.4% versus 0%, P .001). The lengths of the cavum septum pellucidum plus the cavum vergae (P  .001), cavum septum pellucidum (P  .025), and cavum septum pellucidum to the septum pellucidum length ratio (P  .009) were higher in fighters than in controls. The number http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Neuroradiology American Journal of Neuroradiology

Prevalence of Traumatic Findings on Routine MRI in a Large Cohort of Professional Fighters

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American Journal of Neuroradiology
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© 2017 by American Journal of Neuroradiology
ISSN
0195-6108
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1936-959X
DOI
10.3174/ajnr.A5175
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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ADULTBRAIN PrevalenceofTraumaticFindingsonRoutineMRIinaLarge CohortofProfessionalFighters X J.K. Lee, X J. Wu, X S. Banks, X C. Bernick, X M.G. Massand, X M.T. Modic, X P. Ruggieri, and X S.E. Jones ABSTRACT BACKGROUNDANDPURPOSE: Previous studies investigating MR imaging abnormalities among fighters have had small sample sizes. This investigation assessed a large number of fighters using the same conventional sequences on the same scanner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional 3T MR imaging was used to assess 499 fighters (boxers, mixed martial artists, and martial artists)and62controlsfornonspecificWMchanges,cerebralmicrohemorrhage,cavumseptumpellucidum,andcavumvergae.Thelengths of the cavum septum pellucidum and cavum vergae and the ratio of cavum septum pellucidum to the septum pellucidum lengths were assessed. RESULTS: The prevalence of nonspecific WM changes was similar between groups. Fighters had a prevalence of cerebral microhemor- rhage (4.2% versus 0% for controls, P  .152). Fighters had a higher prevalence of cavum septum pellucidum versus controls (53.1% versus 17.7%, P .001) and cavum vergae versus controls (14.4% versus 0%, P .001). The lengths of the cavum septum pellucidum plus the cavum vergae (P  .001), cavum septum pellucidum (P  .025), and cavum septum pellucidum to the septum pellucidum length ratio (P  .009) were higher in fighters than in controls. The number

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American Journal of NeuroradiologyAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology

Published: Jul 1, 2017

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