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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 214760, 4 pages
Case Report

Detection of Postcoronary Stent Complication: Utility of 64-Slice Multidetector CT

1Derpartment of Radiology, LTM General Hospital, Mumbai 400022, India
2Derpartment of Radiology, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai 400051, India

Received 29 April 2012; Accepted 20 June 2012

Academic Editors: A. J. Mansur, A. Movahed, G. Pontone, and M. Srichai-Parsia

Copyright © 2012 Alpa Bharati et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Coronary stent fracture is a known complication of coronary arterial stent placements. Multiple long-term risks are also associated with drug eluting stents. 64-slice multidetector CT (MDCT) coronary angiography has been shown to detect poststent complications such as instent stenosis, thrombosis, stent migration and stent fractures. We report a case of stent fracture in a patient who underwent RCA stenting with associated RCA perforation and almost complete thrombosis of the RCA and peristent fibrinoid collection. This is a rare case of stent fracture with perforation of the RCA. The paper highlights the role of 64-row multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in evaluation of such poststent placement complications.