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Pulmonary Hemorrhage Resulting From Bungee Jumping

Manos, Daria MD; Hamer, Okka MD; Müller, Nestor L. MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e31813fab8b
Case Reports—Pulmonary
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Pulmonary hemorrhage is a relatively common complication of blunt chest trauma. Occasionally, it may result from pulmonary barotrauma after scuba diving or from sports activities not associated with barotrauma such as long breath-hold diving. We report a case of symmetric diffuse upper lobe hemorrhage resulting from a bungee jump in a previously healthy man. Bungee jumping is an increasingly popular sport with relatively few reported injuries. To our knowledge pulmonary hemorrhage in this setting has not yet been described.

Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Reprints: Daria Manos, MD, Section of Thoracic Imaging, Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, Jim Pattison Pavilion South, 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5Z 1M9 (e-mail: daria.manos@vgh.ca).

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