In Vivo Illustration of Dendrite Formation on a Mobile Thrombus within a Wallstent in an Iliac Artery: A Fractal Phenomenon

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    • Koizumi Tomomi
    • Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Hospital Organization Mito Medical Center
    • Sakai Shunsuke
    • Cardiovascular Division, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba
    • Sato Akira
    • Cardiovascular Division, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba
    • Aonuma Kazutaka
    • Cardiovascular Division, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba

Abstract

<p>The mechanism of stent thrombus formation following percutaneous transluminal stent implantation in an artery is unclear. This case report describes a 72-year-old man who had a mobile thrombus in a Wallstent in the right iliac artery despite daily oral administration of 100 mg of aspirin. This Wallstent was implanted 14 years ago. The unique in vivo angioscopic images show a solid mobile thrombus with some projections which rubbed yellow plaque on the stent struts.</p>

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  • Annals of Vascular Diseases

    Annals of Vascular Diseases, 2019

    The Editorial Committee of Annals of Vascular Diseases

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