Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 7, No 5 (2013)

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Anomalous Single Coronary Artery on Low Dose MDCT

Anomalous Single Coronary Artery on Low Dose MDCT

Anurag Yadav, TBS Buxi, Kishan S Rawat, Abhishek M Agarwal, Arun Mohanty

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Abstract


Coronary artery anomalies may involve the origin, course, and structure of epicardial coronary arteries and occur in less than 1% of the general population. Clinical presentation ranges from being completely asymptomatic to sudden death. Multi-detector computed tomography has come a long way in the diagnosis of coronary artery anomalies since the introduction of 4 rows of detectors in scanners, considering its non invasive nature and the benefits of 3D reconstruction. Defining the coronary anatomy helps in clinical decision making and timely intervention. Since repeated angiographies may be required, low dose CT is an excellent investigation for diagnosis and post interventional follow up rather than repeated invasive catheter angiographies or high dose CT examination. We report two cases of clinically significant single coronary artery anomalies; a case of single Right coronary artery and another case of single Left coronary artery (Anomaly of origin & course).

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