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Evaluation with 64-slice CT of the prevalence of coronary artery variants and congenital anomalies: a retrospective study of 3,236 patients.
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PMID:  21293945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE: This study retrospectively evaluated the prevalence of anatomical coronary artery variants and congenital anomalies in 3,236 patients imaged with 64-slice computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a period of 4 years, 3,236 patients underwent CT coronary angiography performed with the standard protocol. We assessed coronary artery dominance, presence of the intermediate branch, presence and number of diagonal and marginal branches and coronary anomalies subdivided into anomalies of origin and course, intrinsic anomalies and termination anomalies. RESULTS: Coronary dominance was right-sided in 88.1% of patients; the intermediate branch was present in 21.3%, the number of diagonal and marginal branches was one to two in >90%, and the number of coronary anomalies was 224 (89 of origin and course, 129 intrinsic anomalies and six termination anomalies). CONCLUSIONS: Sixty-four-slice CT coronary angiography provides accurate three-dimensional evaluation of the coronary artery tree with correct visualisation of any coronary anomalies, a relatively common finding that had a prevalence of 5.7% in our study population.
Authors:
G Bazzocchi; A Romagnoli; M Sperandio; G Simonetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Radiologia medica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1826-6983     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0177625     Medline TA:  Radiol Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Radiation Therapy, Policlinico "Tor Vergata", Viale Oxford 81, 00133, Roma, Italy, gabriele.bazzocchi@hotmail.it.
Vernacular Title:
Valutazione della prevalenza delle varianti anatomiche e delle anomalie congenite del circolo coronarico mediante TC volumetrica 64-strati: studio retrospettivo su 3236 pazienti.
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