ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A new surgical approach for aorta-right atrial tunnel with right coronary artery orifice
Ömer Ulular1, Bülent Bolat1, Öner Gülcan1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Adana Acıbadem Hospital, Adana, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2022.21200
Aorta-right atrial tunnel is a rarely seen congenital anomaly with an unknown etiopathology. Due to its life-threatening complications, it must be treated either surgically or by transcatheterization technique as soon as possible. Planning the treatment strategy considering the relation between the aorta-right atrial tunnel and coronary arteries is of utmost importance. Herein, we report a young case of a right coronary artery ostium originating from the proximal part of aorta-right atrial tunnel and her successful treatment with a new surgical technique using a pericardial patch.
Keywords : Aorta-right atrial tunnel, congenital heart disease, coronary artery anomaly
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