Serpentine Left Circumflex Coronary Artery Aneurysm as a Rare Cause of Angina with Contrast-Enhanced Multislice Computed Tomographic Evaluation

  • Ziad Taimeh
  • John Loughran
  • Sebastian Pagni

Abstract

Left circumflex coronary artery anomalies are rare causes of cardiac symptoms, especially in the adult population. Herein we describe a case of a 40-year-old man presenting with stable angina who was found to have aneurysmal formation and fistulization of the left circumflex coronary artery to the coronary sinus. Contrast-enhanced multislice computed tomography was very useful in our case for the diagnosis of such anomalies.

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Published
2015-04-03
How to Cite
Taimeh, Z., Loughran, J., & Pagni, S. (2015). Serpentine Left Circumflex Coronary Artery Aneurysm as a Rare Cause of Angina with Contrast-Enhanced Multislice Computed Tomographic Evaluation. The Heart Surgery Forum, 16(2), E114-E115. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20121060
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