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Case report


A rare coronary artery anomaly: origin of all three coronary arteries from the right sinus of valsalva.

Lale PasaogluUgur ToprakEmre NalbantGokhan Yagiz
Department of Radiology, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Date of Submission: 29-Mar-2015, Date of Acceptance: 14-Apr-2015, Date of Web Publication: 30-Apr-2015.
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Lale Pasaoglu

Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Talatpasa Bulvari, Altindag, Ankara ‑ 06100, Turkey.
E-mail: ldamgaci@hotmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Lale Pasaoglu

Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Talatpasa Bulvari, Altindag, Ankara ‑ 06100, Turkey.
E-mail: ldamgaci@hotmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.156137 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Left anterior descending (LAD) artery and left circumflex (LCx) coronary artery originating separately from the right sinus of valsalva is exceptionally rare and very few cases have been reported in the literature. Congenital coronary artery anomalies are generally incidental, uncommon, and asymptomatic. Some can cause severe potentially life-threatening symptoms such as myocardial ischemia and sudden cardiac death. The aberrant vessels that pass between the aorta and the pulmonary trunk pose a risk of sudden cardiac death, particularly if the vessel supplies the left coronary artery network. The electrocardiographically gated multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) allows accurate and non-invasive depiction of coronary artery anomalies including origin, course, and termination. We report here a rare case of all three coronary arteries separately originating from the right coronary sinus, which was detected with MDCT.
Keywords: Anomalies, Coronary Artery, Multidedector Computed Tomography

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