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Coronary artery fistula detected by 64-slice multidetector computed tomography: case report.
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PMID:  20534424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery fistula (CAF), a rare anomaly of a coronary artery, is defined as an anomalous communication between a coronary artery and a cardiac chamber or vessels. Coronary angiography remains the main modality for diagnosing CAF. We present a case of fistulous communication between the left anterior descending coronary artery and the main pulmonary artery. The exact anatomy of the fistula was demonstrated by 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). Surgical ligation on a beating heart was carried out. Intraoperative Doppler flow detection was used to evaluate the shunt of the CAF. We prefer MDCT as a new diagnostic modality to provide the detailed anatomy of a CAF.
Yi-Chang Lin; Yi-Ting Tsai; Chih-Yuan Lin; Chung-Yi Lee; Gou-Jieng Hong; Chien-Sung Tsai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2011-06-02     Revised Date:  2011-08-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E198-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Arterio-Arterial Fistula / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Coronary Vessels / pathology*,  surgery
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*,  pathology,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / instrumentation*

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