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Anomalous double right coronary arteries: characteristic multidetector-row computed tomography findings.
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PMID:  20861767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the characteristic multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) findings of anomalous double right coronary arteries (RCAs), an extremely rare variant. METHODS: During a 3-year period, 2569 patients with chest pain underwent MDCT coronary angiography. Five patients (0.2%) with anomalous double RCAs were found (mean age, 66 years; range, 43-81 years; 3 women). The location and number of orifice, anatomical distribution of the RCA and its branches, and presence of atherosclerosis were analyzed. RESULTS: All the 5 cases of double RCAs originated from the right sinus of Valsalva and could be classified into 3 types according to the characteristics. One patient (type 1) had a double RCA arising from 2 separated orifices in the right sinus of Valsalva; another patient (type 2) had 2 separate RCAs originating from a common orifice in the sinus of Valsalva; the other 3 patients with double RCAs (type 3) had a common main RCA in the sinus of Valsalva with a proximal bifurcation, like the usual left coronary arterial system. CONCLUSIONS: Our data showed that although a double RCA is a rare anomaly, it is easily detected using MDCT and can be classified into 3 types.
Sa Rah Yoon; Ah Young Jung; Seon Hyeong Choi; Oh Young Bang; Nam Ho Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1532-3145     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-23     Completed Date:  2010-10-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  666-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Atherosclerosis / radiography
Chest Pain / radiography
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / classification,  epidemiology,  radiography*
Incidental Findings
Iohexol / diagnostic use
Middle Aged
Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Sinus of Valsalva / abnormalities,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
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0/Contrast Media; 66108-95-0/Iohexol

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