What's more, if symptoms from the first concussion haven't completely resolved and another jolt to the head happens, you risk second impact syndrome
, which is a rare, rapid and potentially fatal swelling of the brain.
I also want to highlight Second Impact Syndrome
, a rare condition which can occur when a person with symptoms related to concussion suffers a second head injury.
Washington, January 2 ( ANI ): In a new study, physicians have reported the case of a 17-year-old high school football player with second impact syndrome
(SIS) - a rare and devastating traumatic brain injury.
Rarely, and most commonly among adolescent boys, a second concussion can result in a condition called Second Impact Syndrome
, which can cause severe brain injury and sometimes death, said Dr.
He determined that Schultz' brain injury was a classic case of Second Impact Syndrome
(SIS), a rare, usually fatal condition which can occur when a second concussion is sustained before a person has healed from a first.