In vivo visualization of braid-like appearance in Kawasaki disease: insights from multi-modality imaging

Hiroki Nakano, Yu Kataoka, Satoshi Yasuda

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Abstract

A 42-year-old gentleman with Kawasaki disease was referred for silent cardiac ischemia at inferior myocardial region. Coronary angiography showed braid-like appearance in the right coronary artery. Several channels at the segment with braid-like appearance were visualized by multi-slice computed tomography and intravascular ultrasound. Interestingly in particular, optical coherence tomography visualized the presence of multiple micro-vessels which were not detectable on other modalities. This case further elucidates distinct morphological features of braid-like lesion which potentially influences blood supply and causing cardiac ischemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1891-1893
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Braid-like appearance
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Optical coherence tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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