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Coronary artery aneurysm with a fistulous connection to the right atrium mimicking a sinus of Valsalva aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12482814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery aneurysms are uncommon and may be complicated by rupture, thromboembolic phenomenon, and more rarely fistulation into one of the cardiac chambers. This case report highlights the difficulty in making a preoperative diagnosis of a coronary artery aneurysm that has fistulated into the right atrium, and lists possible differential diagnoses.
V Shrivastava; E Akowuah; G J Cooper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart (British Cardiac Society)     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1468-201X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-16     Completed Date:  2003-01-31     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602087     Medline TA:  Heart     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis*
Coronary Aneurysm / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Atria
Sinus of Valsalva*
Vascular Fistula / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery

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