Conformation of adjacent self-expanding stents: a cross-sectional in vitro study

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We examined the proximal conformation of three commonly used self-expanding stents when the stents were deployed adjacent to one another in a tubular model, simulating a "kissing" stent technique. The stent pairs were evaluated by computed tomogrphy to determine the cross-sectional area excluded by the stents within the model. The mean areas associated with each stent pair were compared and significance evaluated by a t-test. A statistically significant difference was found when the area excluded by adjacent Wallstents was compared with both the Luminexx and SMART stents (p < 0.001 and p < 0.002, respectively). The difference in the area excluded and differences in conformation might play a role in the lower patencies that have been observed in "kissing" stent series.


  • Marion Hughes
  • Andrew R Forauer
  • Mats Lindh
  • Wojciech Cwikiel
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  • Radiologi och bildbehandling


Sidor (från-till)255-259
TidskriftCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2006
Peer review utfördJa