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Abstract #4535

Longitudinal changes in cortical thickness in collegiate high contact sports

Maged Goubran1, Sherveen Parivash1, Paymon Rezaii1, Wei Bian1, Brian Boldt1, Huy Do1, David Douglas1, Eugene Wilson1, Lex Mitchell1, Mansi Parekh1, Scott Anderson1, Gerald Grant1, and Michael Zeineh1

1Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

There is emerging evidence that cumulative sports-related concussions may lead to long-term neurological abnormalities. The extent to which changes are occurring in collegiate athletes is still undetermined, and the progression of these changes is poorly understood. Cross sectional studies with small cohorts have found that concussions maybe be associated with cortical thinning in young football players (1,2). We analyze the longitudinal changes occurring in high vs. low contact sports over the course of 3-4 years.

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