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Archives of cardiovascular diseases
Volume 106, n° 4
pages 240-242 (avril 2013)
Doi : 10.1016/j.acvd.2011.09.010
Received : 16 August 2011 ;  accepted : 20 September 2011
Late acquired incomplete stent apposition
Déploiement incomplet tardif de stent

Figure 1

Figure 1 : 

Coronary angiogram (cranial 40°, right anterior oblique 10°), showing a bumpy scratchy image in the mid-left anterior descending artery (arrow, panel A; and magnification, panel B), resembling a caterpillar (Zerynthia polyxena, panel C).

Figure 2

Figure 2 : 

Coronary angiogram (left anterior oblique 90°) acquired during the run-off phase, revealing persistence of contrast medium appearing as little lumps outside the stent structure (arrow, panel A; and magnification, panel B).

Figure 3

Figure 3 : 

Intravascular ultrasounds image acquired in the mid-left anterior descending coronary artery, showing a large vessel with a partially calcified atherosclerotic plaque and the struts of a sirolimus-eluting stent implanted 2years earlier (arrow heads). Please note that the struts in the inferior portion of the circumference do not contact the vessel wall. Asterisks identify the empty spaces beneath the stent structure.

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