Wei Zhou

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  • Traumatic carotid artery dissection caused by bungee jumping JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY Zhou, W., Huynh, T. T., Kougias, P., El Sayed, H. F., Lin, P. H. 2007; 46 (5): 1044-1046


    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.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jvs.2007.06.026

    View details for Web of Science ID 000250675700030

    View details for PubMedID 17980290

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