Trouser-like stenting: a new technique for bifurcation lesions

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1997 Jun;41(2):192-6; discussion 197-9. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0304(199706)41:2<192::aid-ccd19>;2-s.


We report on a new technique of stenting a bifurcation lesion. A manually bent 180 degrees hinged slotted tube stent was implanted using the kissing balloon technique (resembling two trouser legs). In addition, the proximal part of the main vessel was covered with a stent mounted on two balloons corresponding to the trousers' waist. This "trousers-like stent technique" ensures open accesses to both vessels not obstructed by stent struts and could be a promising solution for main bifurcation lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / methods*
  • Coronary Aneurysm / complications
  • Coronary Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Disease / complications
  • Coronary Disease / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents*