Focal stent collapse in a patient with systemic schlerosis

Lucia Di Francesco, Leo Finci, Bernhard Reimers, Carlo Di Mario, Antonio Colombo

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We report a patient with systemic sclerosis having implantation of a 35 mm beStent with immediate success but developing engine at follow-up. A focal stent collapse with focal hyperplasia in and outside the stent was documented by ultrasound after 2 mos. A 14mm Palmaz-Schatz stent was successfully deployed into the collapsed beStent, with good 6-mo angiographic result. The stent collapse was probably due to unequal distribution of radial forces and possibly reactive hyperplasia in this unique patient with systemic sclerosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 1998


  • Complications
  • Coronary stent
  • Restenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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