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Subdural haematoma associated with an arachnoid cyst after repetitive minor heading injury in ball games
  1. A K Demetriades,
  2. A W McEvoy,
  3. N D Kitchen
  1. Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Andreas K Demetriades
 10 Reed Place, Old Avenue, West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 6AX, UK;


We report the case of a chronic subdural haematoma caused by repetitive heading of a football which led to the diagnosis of a middle fossa arachnoid cyst. The association between arachnoid cysts and subdural haematoma is discussed as are safety implications in sporting injuries.

  • CSF, cerebrospinal fluid
  • CT, computed tomography
  • arachnoid cyst
  • ball games
  • contact sports
  • soccer heading injury
  • subdural haematoma

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