Right Coronary Artery Arising from the Pulmonary Trunk

Baskurt M., YYLDYZ A., CAGLAR I. M. , KYLYCKESMEZ K., OKCUN B., Ozkan A. , ...Daha Fazla

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, cilt.57, ss.424-426, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1055/s-0029-1185338
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.424-426


The prevalence of coronary artery anomalies is reported to be around 0.3-1%. An anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) is a rare condition but may lead to myocardial ischemia. and sudden death. Diagnosis is mainly made by conventional. coronary arteriography. Nowadays, multislice computed tomography is a new noninvasive imaging technique with excellent: spatial resolution which can detect the origin and course of an. anomalous coronary vessel. Here we report on a 67-year-old woman with an anomalous origin of the RCA arising from the pulmonary trunk. The anomaly was diagnosed by cardiac catheterization and confirmed by multislice computed tomography.