Pseudoperforation during kissing balloon angioplasty

Carmelo J. Panetta, Panayotis Fasseas, Ganesh Raveendran, Kirk N. Garratt

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We describe a case of apparent perforation during kissing balloon angioplasty of a bifurcation lesion. There was no evidence of perforation on follow-up angiography or via intravascular ultrasound. Possible etiologies include minimal perforation that immediately sealed postdeflation or forced contrast into the microvascular bed via a proximal side branch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-293
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004


  • Bifurcation
  • In-stent restenosis
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention


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