Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery


Sarioglu A., Saltik I., Sagin Saylam G., Batmaz G., Sarioglu T., Aytac A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.39, no.1, pp.127-135, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002469900185
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-135
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCA-PA) is a rare form of congenital heart disease. In this report three cases with this anomaly are described; two patients presented in infancy with heart failure from myocardial ischemias and infarction, while the third was asymptomatic and ALCA-PA was diagnosed dying evaluation of a residual murmur after surgery for associated cardiac defects (ventricular septal defect and patent arterial duct). All three cases underwent aorto-pulmonary tunnel repair (Tukeuchi procedure), and to our knowledge two of them are the first infantile cases reported in Turkey.