Journal of Medical Ultrasonics

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 245–249 | Cite as

Coil embolization of pseudoaneurysm as a complication of excimer laser coronary angioplasty: insights from intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography findings

  • Ruka Yoshida
  • Kensuke Takagi
  • Itsuro MorishimaEmail author
  • Hideyuki Tsuboi
Case Report


The occurrence of pseudoaneurysm in the coronary artery is rare and can develop after percutaneous coronary interventions. To date, the optimal therapy, including conservative, surgical, and endovascular therapies, for pseudoaneurysm in the coronary artery remains unclear. Here, we report a case of pseudoaneurysm arising as a complication of excimer laser coronary angioplasty, which was successfully treated with stent-assisted coil embolization, after which optical coherence tomography revealed complete healing of the pseudoaneurysm. This report highlights the feasibility of stent-assisted coil embolization for coronary pseudoaneurysms involving bifurcation.


Coil embolization Coronary pseudoaneurysm Excimer laser angioplasty Intravascular ultrasound Optical coherence tomography 



This study was not supported by any funding.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical statements

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later versions.

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Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruka Yoshida
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kensuke Takagi
    • 1
  • Itsuro Morishima
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hideyuki Tsuboi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyOgaki Municipal HospitalOgakiJapan
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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