Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery


Sarioglu A., Saltik I., SaginSaylam G., Batmaz G., Sarioglu T. , Aytac A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.39, ss.127-135, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.127-135

Özet

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.