ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Left circumflex coronary artery arising as a terminal extension of right coronary artery in a patient treated with coronary artery bypass grefting
Atila Bitigen, Ali Cevat Tanalp, Orhan Hakan Elönü, Ramazan Kargın, Cevat Kırma
Department of Cardiology, Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, İstanbul
Coronary artery anomalies are noted while doing coronary angiograms with an incidence of 1-1.5%. Most of them are benign and observed as a coronary artery originating from the contralateral aortic sinus. Coronary artery anomalies are more often in patients with congenital heart disease and its identification is of vital importance preoperatively. It is presented a very rare case of coronary anomaly where circumflex coronary artery is a terminal extension of right coronary artery.
Keywords : Coronary angiography; coronary vessel anomalies/radiography
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