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Congenital circumflex coronary artery fistula with drainage into the left ventricle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8298331     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital coronary fistula is a rare heart defect, which consists of a communication between a coronary artery and a cardiac chamber of coronary vessel. Most such fistulae drain into a right heart chamber or into the pulmonary artery. Congenital left coronary artery-left ventricle fistula is even more uncommon. In a search of the literature, we were able to find only 15 other cases of congenital left coronary artery-left ventricle fistula. We describe here the clinical picture of a patient with left circumflex coronary artery draining into the left ventricle, and the successful surgical repair of the lesion. As far as we know, such a case has never before been reported in detail.
L A Teno; J L Santos; R B Bestetti; A M Zanardi; C Ceccon; O T Castilho
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-10     Completed Date:  1994-03-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto do Coração, Santa Casa de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / radiography,  surgery*
Fistula / congenital*,  radiography,  surgery*
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery*

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