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Fatal head injury from boxing: a case report from Greece
  1. C Constantoyannis,
  2. M Partheni
  1. Patras School of Medicine, Patras, Greece
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Constantoyannis
 Patras School of Medicine, Patras, Greece;


The case is described of a fatal injury to a young amateur boxer. The number of deaths from boxing have decreased in recent years. However, new rules devised to promote safety, such as limitation of the number of rounds, mandatory use of safety head guards, and better medical control during the match, seem to be of limited value in preventing severe head injuries from boxing.

  • subdural haematoma
  • boxing
  • brain oedema
  • brain herniation
  • head injury

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