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In 2010, Kawasaki T et al. presented a modification of the bifurcation technique named «culotte» - «cross-stenting» technique. The purpose of this technique - minimization of metal overlap in the proximal part of the main branch and, thus, reducing the risk of stent thrombosis and restenosis. In this article, we have present a case report of successful application of «cross-stenting» technique. Also we have described technical features of this technique and principles of choice stent for the side branch. 



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