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A rare coronary anomaly with masked diagnosis: Anomalous left circumflex artery from right pulmonary artery [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(6): 551-553 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2015.94399

A rare coronary anomaly with masked diagnosis: Anomalous left circumflex artery from right pulmonary artery

Doğukan Aktaş, Abdullah Erdem, Nida Çelik, Hacer Kamalı, Turkay Sarıtaş
Istanbul Medipol University, Faculty Of Medicine, Department Of Pediatric Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey

Anomalous origin of the circumflex coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is a rare congenital coronary anomaly. While it generally follows an asymptomatic course, if undiagnosed it may lead to severe clinical outcomes, including sudden death. The condition can be masked by associated defects, so when it is clinically suspected, diagnosis must be confirmed by conventional and/ or magnetic resonance angiography, even if echocardiography clearly shows coronary roots. This report describes a patient who underwent neonatal surgery for aortic coarctation and was diagnosed with coronary artery anomaly at 15 months old.

Keywords: Coronary vessel anomalies/diagnosis/therapy, circumflex artery





How to cite this article
Doğukan Aktaş, Abdullah Erdem, Nida Çelik, Hacer Kamalı, Turkay Sarıtaş. A rare coronary anomaly with masked diagnosis: Anomalous left circumflex artery from right pulmonary artery. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(6): 551-553

Corresponding Author: Abdullah Erdem, Türkiye
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