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Figure 5: Jailed side branch ostial morphology and different positions of wire crossing. Side branch-1 has a connecting to the carina/far distal cell morphology. Far distal wire crossing may result in severe distortion of the distal main branch part of the stent. Distal cell crossing may result in malapposition and deformation of the struts across the side branch ostium. Proximal cell crossing may be appropriate in this situation to avoid major malapposition and strut deformation. Side branch-2 has a free carina morphology and here a distal cell crossing is associated with optimal side branch scaffolding and a very low incidence of malapposed struts following kissing balloon dilatation

Figure 5: Jailed side branch ostial morphology and different positions of wire crossing. Side branch-1 has a connecting to the carina/far distal cell morphology. Far distal wire crossing may result in severe distortion of the distal main branch part of the stent. Distal cell crossing may result in malapposition and deformation of the struts across the side branch ostium. Proximal cell crossing may be appropriate in this situation to avoid major malapposition and strut deformation. Side branch-2 has a free carina morphology and here a distal cell crossing is associated with optimal side branch scaffolding and a very low incidence of malapposed struts following kissing balloon dilatation