Vertebral Artery Dissection in a Bouncy Castle Injury: Case Report and Literature Review

Valeria Ripa, Timur M. Urakov, Sarah Jernigan

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There is an increased rate of injuries associated with activities on bouncy castles. The purpose of this article was to describe the case of a 6-year-old boy who sustained a brain infarct as a consequence of a left posterior inferior cerebellar artery dissection due to improper landing in a bouncy castle and who required a suboccipital craniotomy. The second goal was to outline the literature review regarding cervical trauma related to trampoline or bouncy castle accidents in pediatric populations. Based on the described case and reviewed studies, bouncy castle or any other activity resulting in hyperflexion or hyperextension of the neck should be carefully evaluated for cervical spine fractures and vascular injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
StateAccepted/In press - May 30 2017


  • Bouncy castle
  • Craniectomy
  • Dissection
  • Pediatric case
  • Trampoline
  • Trauma, cervical
  • Vertebral artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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