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Microstructural Brain Changes in Childhood mild TBI

18 December 2023   |   Gyrus Group

Scientists at the University of Queensland have identified evidence of ‘microstructural reorganisation’ (microscopic structural changes associated with inflammation) in the brains of children with persistent symptoms following mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), using specialist MRI protocols. With more research, these findings could be used in clinical practice to determine whether mTBI (such as a concussion) is likely to cause lasting symptoms in children. In turn, this research could contribute to better understanding of when it is safe for the injured child to return to education and sports activities. Find the full study here (paywall).