Accordion Phenomenon in the Radial Artery : Should we treat the radial as a coronary artery?

Ziad S. Dahdouh, Tony Abdel-Massih, Antoine Sarkis, Gilles Grollier


The accordion phenomenon is a well-known finding mechanism in the field of interventional cardiology. It is a benign condition and has mainly been described in tortuous coronary arteries during percutaneous coronary interventions. It is believed to be induced by a stiff guidewire. However, this phenomenon has not been observed previously in the radial artery. We present a case of accordion phenomenon in the radial artery, which was successfully resolved after the catheters and the wire were retrieved, with the pseudolesions found to have completely disappeared in subsequent image findings.


Radial Artery; Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; Complications; Case Report; France.

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