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Korean Circ J. 2004 Aug;34(8):799-803. Korean. Original Article.
Kim MS , Kim CJ , Heo SB , Cho EJ , Park JH , Choi GS , Moon KW , Kim HY , Jeon DS , Roh TH , Kim JH , Choi KB , Hong SJ .
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Coronary pseudo-lesion is an artificial lesion that occurs during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty by an angioplasty guide wire and/or a balloon as a result of a straightening of the vessel curvature. A specific treatment is not required and the condition is completely resolved after removing the angioplasty wire. There are few reports about a pseudo-lesion, particularly in the left circumflex artery. We report two cases of a coronary pseudo-lesion induced by an angioplasty guide wire; one case affecting the left circumflex artery and the other affecting the right coronary artery.

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