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, vol.39, no.1, pp.127-135, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-135

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.