Scan Study Finds Brain Scarring In Many Who Suffered Blast-Related Concussions

HealthDay (12/16, Dotinga) reports that a study published online Dec. 15 in Radiology “finds brain ‘scarring’ in many members of the US military who suffered” blast-related “concussions during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.” For the study, “834 service people who suffered traumatic brain injuries (mostly concussions) from 2009 to 2014 underwent MRI brain scans, as did 42 adults without head injuries.” Investigators “said they saw signs of brain scarring in 52 percent of injured patients, small areas of bleeding in seven percent and signs of pituitary gland abnormalities in 29 percent.”

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— “Scans Show Many Injured U.S. Vets May Have Brain ‘Scarring’,” Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, December 15, 2015.

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