A rare coronary anomaly detected during primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty: totally occluded left main coronary artery originating from the right coronary artery [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(3): 184-186

A rare coronary anomaly detected during primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty: totally occluded left main coronary artery originating from the right coronary artery

Nihat Özer, Burak Tangürek, Zeynep Tartan, Neşe Çam
Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Training And Research Hospital

Left main coronary artery originating from the right coronary artery (RCA) is a rare anomaly. A 52-year-old male patient was submitted to catheterization laboratory for primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty with a diagnosis of acute anterior myocardial infarction. He had several risk factors including smoking, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Selective right coronary angiography showed an eccentric 85% stenosis at the mid-segment of the RCA, and the left main coronary artery originating from the right aortic sinus. The proximal segment of the left main coronary artery was completely occluded with thrombus and there was severe stenosis (95%) at the bifurcation of the left anterior descending artery with the circumflex artery. A metal stent was implanted in the stenotic segment of the left main coronary artery. The patient was discharged on the seventh day of stent implantation without any complications. Coronary artery bypass grafting was planned for stenotic lesions in the RCA and at the bifurcation of the left anterior descending artery with the circumflex artery.

Keywords: Angioplasty, transluminal, percutaneous coronary, coronary angiography; coronary stenosis; coronary vessel anomalies/complications; myocardial infarction; stents.

How to cite this article
Nihat Özer, Burak Tangürek, Zeynep Tartan, Neşe Çam. A rare coronary anomaly detected during primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty: totally occluded left main coronary artery originating from the right coronary artery. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(3): 184-186

Corresponding Author: Nihat Özer, Türkiye
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