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Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology
Coronary-to-pulmonary artery fistulas: a report of three cases [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(5): 332-334

Coronary-to-pulmonary artery fistulas: a report of three cases

Murat Biçer, Murat Yanar, Abdulkadir Ercan, Işık Şenkaya
Department Of Cardiovascular Surgery, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey

Congenital coronary-to-pulmonary artery fistulas are rare anomalies and they generally have an asymptomatic course. We presented three symptomatic patients (2 men, 1 woman; age range 46 to 53 years) who underwent surgical repair via the epicardial approach for coronary-to-pulmonary artery fistulas. Treatment was successful in two patients. Reoperation in extracorporeal circulation was required in one patient having a plexus-like fistula. The distal orifice of the fistula was closed under direct vision from within the pulmonary artery. No complications or symptoms were seen during the follow-up of patients ranging from six months to four years. During repair of coronary-to-pulmonary artery fistulas, the presence of a plexus-like variant must be kept in mind and the treatment should be planned accordingly.

Keywords: Coronary vessel anomalies/surgery, pulmonary artery/abnormalities, vascular fistula/surgery.

How to cite this article
Murat Biçer, Murat Yanar, Abdulkadir Ercan, Işık Şenkaya. Coronary-to-pulmonary artery fistulas: a report of three cases. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(5): 332-334

Corresponding Author: Murat Biçer, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: Turkish


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