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Circumflex coronary artery agenesis associated with thoracic great vessels anomalies.
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PMID:  20871423     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Coronary artery anomalies are identified in approximately 1% of patients who undergo angiography; among these, circumflex branch agenesis represents 0.003%. A 38-year-old woman was brought to our emergency department with clinical findings suggestive of acute myocardial infarction. Absence of circumflex branch was reported during angiography. Further analysis showed great vessel abnormalities: the presence of a left superior vena cava, a left arterial trunk of abnormal origin, and a small cerebral aneurysm. To our knowledge, this is the only reported case with such vascular anomalies.
Authors:
Francesca Coppi; Sara Roversi; Enrico Giuliani; Raffaele Sansone; Giuseppe Massimo Sangiorgi; Maria Grazia Modena; Alberto Barbieri
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W9-W11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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*Department of Emergency, Policlinico, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Modena §Department of Emergency, Policlinico †University of Modena and Reggio Emilia ‡Department of Radiology, Nuovo Ospedale Civile S. Agostino Estense, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale, Modena, Italy.
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