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Novel use of optical coherence tomography
  1. Indravadan J Patel1,
  2. Hiram G Bezerra2,
  3. Marco A Costa2,
  4. Yusuke Fujino2,
  5. Daniel P Hsu3
  1. 1Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  2. 2Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  3. 3Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr I J Patel, Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA; indravadan.patel2{at}uhhospitals.org

Abstract

Currently in use by interventional cardiology for the intravascular evaluation of coronary arteries, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has proven to be effective in the evaluation of atherosclerotic disease and further therapeutic management. We report a novel use of OCT technology in the case of a 46-year-old man with sudden onset blurred vision and greater than 70% stenosis of his left vertebral artery. To date, no detailed descriptions or case reports have previously been reported regarding the use of neuroendovascular OCT in diseased arteries.

  • Angiography
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Intervention
  • Stent
  • Stenosis

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