Case Report

Stenting for Coronary Intervention-Related Dissection of the Left Main Coronary Artery with Extension to the Aortic Root: A Case Report

Authors: Cheng-Chung Cheng, MD, Tien-Ping Tsao, MD, Bing-Hsiean Tzeng, MD, Shu-Meng Cheng, PhD, Shih-Ping Yang, PhD


Retrograde aortocoronary dissection is a rare but devastating complication of coronary angioplasty. It occurs most frequently in the right coronary artery, rarely in the left. This is a case report of an aortic dissection complicated by coronary angioplasty of the left circumflex artery. Stenting of the left main coronary artery successfully sealed the entry point of dissection.

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