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Chronic subdural haematoma after snowboard head injury
  1. M Uzura,
  2. Y Taguchi,
  3. M Matsuzawa,
  4. H Watanabe,
  5. S Chiba
  1. Division of Neurosurgery, St Marianna University Yokohama City Seibu Hospital, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Uzura, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, St Marianna University School of Medicine, 2-16-1 Sugao, Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa, 216-8511, Japan;
 muzura{at}marianna-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Two cases of chronic subdural haematoma following a snowboard head injury are reported. Although such cases are rare in sport, the risk in snowboarders is higher than expected. Evaluation of a snowboarder with a history of head injury, albeit mild, who complains of headaches should include computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging to allow rapid identification of any intracranial pathology.

  • snowboarding
  • head injury
  • chronic subdural haematoma
  • CT, computed tomography
  • MRI, magnetic resonance imaging
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