"T"-shaped stent placement: a technique for the treatment of dissected bifurcation lesions

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1996 Mar;37(3):311-3. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0304(199603)37:3<311::AID-CCD21>3.0.CO;2-J.


Despite operator experience and improved catheter technology, acute vessel closure is inherently associated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) of complex lesions. This case study describes a patient who developed an occlusive dissection post PTCA at the bifurcation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and its diagonal branch. The "T"-shaped Wiktor stent placement immediately re-establishes full flow, obviating the necessity for emergent surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / adverse effects*
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Disease / therapy*
  • Coronary Vessels / injuries*
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Stents*