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Case 14695

Buddy wire technique for carotid artery stenting. The movie. When and how?

Author(s)
Matilde Cazzagon, Roberta Antea Pozzi-Mucelli, Fabio Pozzi-Mucelli, Nicolò Mandruzzato, Maria Assunta Cova

U.C.O. di Radiologia,
Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Chirurgiche e Tecnologiche,
Università degli Studi di Trieste,
Ospedale di Cattinare (ASUITS),
Strada di Fiume 447,
34149 Trieste, Italia
Email:roberta.pozzimucelli@gmail.com
 
Patient
male, 70 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Preliminary angiography

    Preliminary angiography demonstrating a high grade stenosis of left ICA.

     
    Area of Interest: Interventional vascular; Imaging Technique: Catheter arteriography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Obstruction / Occlusion;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Stent positioned

    Snapshot of selfexpandable stent deployed in the stenotic tract.

     
    Area of Interest: Vascular; Imaging Technique: Catheter arteriography; Procedure: Arthrography; Special Focus: Obstruction / Occlusion;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Buddy wire technique

    Fluoroscopy: after insertion of the "Buddy Wire" the balloon is able to advance inside the "unexpanded" stent.

     
    Area of Interest: Interventional vascular; Imaging Technique: Catheter arteriography; Procedure: Dilation; Special Focus: Obstruction / Occlusion;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Buddy wire technique

    Fluroscopy shows the inflation of the balloon within the stent. Observe the "Buddy Wire" with the distal tip below the embolic filter.

     
    Area of Interest: Interventional vascular; Imaging Technique: Catheter arteriography; Procedure: Angioplasty; Special Focus: Obstruction / Occlusion;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Final angiography

    Final angiography demonstrating the good expansion of the stent.

     
    Area of Interest: Interventional vascular; Imaging Technique: Catheter arteriography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Obstruction / Occlusion;
     
     
Preliminary angiography demonstrating a high grade stenosis of left ICA.
 
Snapshot of selfexpandable stent deployed in the stenotic tract.
 
Fluoroscopy: after insertion of the "Buddy Wire" the balloon is able to advance inside the "unexpanded" stent.
 
Fluroscopy shows the inflation of the balloon within the stent. Observe the "Buddy Wire" with the distal tip below the embolic filter.
 
Final angiography demonstrating the good expansion of the stent.
 
 
 
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