Early occlusive restenosis due to self-expandable stent squeeze in the popliteal artery

Shinichi Furuichi, Giuseppe M. Sangiorgi, Antonio Colombo

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Abstract

A 25-year-old semiprofessional soccer player was referred to our hospital because of intermittent claudication of the right leg. He had right limb trauma while playing soccer, and a selfexpandable stent was implanted for the occluded femoropopliteal artery. One month later, he complained of acute recurrence of claudication. Angiography revealed an occlusion of the stent due to cross-sectional stent squeeze and partial fracture. The occlusion was successfully revascularized with additional stenting. The patient was asymptomatic at 5-month follow up. Early self-expandable stent squeeze is quite rare. The forces exerted in the popliteal artery while playing soccer may have caused this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Volume19
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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