The prevalence and impact of cavum septum pellucidum and cavum vergae in fighters

Takeaway

  • In a cohort with repetitive head trauma, presence of cavum septum pellucidum (CSP) and cavum vergae (CV) was associated with reduced volume of brain structures and cognitive performance.

Why this matters

    Professional fighters have been noted to experience a wide variety of structural brain changes, which can lead to cerebral microhemorrhages (CMHs), non-specific white matter changes (WMCs) and the presence of CSP and CV.