The 64-multislice computed tomogram averts misdiagnosis of an anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery

Mohammad Jebelli, Kemp Kernstine, Mohammad Hossein Mandegar, Mahmood Reza Sarzaeem, Hussein Rayatzadeh

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Abstract

A 38-year-old woman was discovered to have a systolic murmur for an unrelated complaint. Transesophageal echocardiography showed no atrial or ventricular septal defects, but multiple large collateral vessels in interventricular septum. The origin of left coronary artery was not seen at the expected site on the aortic root. The 64-multislice computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis of an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Left coronary artery was revascularized with a saphenous vein graft with an uneventful recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1184-1185
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2009

Keywords

  • Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
  • Computed axial tomography
  • Multislice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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