Traumatic carotid artery dissection caused by bungee jumping

Wei Zhou, Tam T. Huynh, Panagiotis Kougias, Hosam Farouk El Sayed, Peter H. Lin

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Bungee jumping is a popular recreational activity in which participant experiences transient freefall while connected to a bungee cord. The rapid freefall and the resultant rebound force created by the bungee cord can result in a variety of bodily injuries. We report herein a case of traumatic carotid artery dissection caused by bungee jumping. The symptoms related to carotid artery dissection were successfully treated with anticoagulation. The etiology of carotid dissection related to bungee jumping is discussed. Physicians should be cognizant of this potential injury due to the force created by the freefall and rebound motion associated in this recreational sport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1044-1046
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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