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Neurological and CT evaluation of knocked-out boxers.
  1. I R Casson,
  2. R Sham,
  3. E A Campbell,
  4. M Tarlau,
  5. A Didomenico


    Detailed neurological examinations, EEG and CT scans of the head were performed on 10 professional boxers aged 20 to 31 years shortly after being knocked-out. Intracerebral and subdural haematomas were not suspected or discovered. However, CT scans revealed cerebral atrophy in five of the boxers; this finding was most common in the boxers with the most bouts. The possible relationship of these findings to the chronic encephalopathy of boxers is discussed.

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