Traumatic bilateral ECCA injury in a roller coaster enthusiast

Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 Jul;16(4):505-8. doi: 10.1007/s10016-001-0180-y. Epub 2002 Jun 27.


Vascular and trauma surgeons have seen a marked increase in the incidence of traumatic injury of the ECCA. Making the diagnosis is straightforward, but requires a high index of suspicion. This patient's injury is from hyperextension/flexion trauma that occurred from repetitive rides on roller coasters.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiography
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection / diagnosis*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection / drug therapy
  • Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recreation*
  • Whiplash Injuries / complications*
  • Whiplash Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Whiplash Injuries / drug therapy


  • Anticoagulants