Coronary Artery–Left Ventricular Fistula with Giant Right Coronary Aneurysm: A Case Report and Literature Review

Coronary Artery–Left Ventricular Fistula with Giant Right Coronary Aneurysm

Authors

  • Wenjie Diao, MD Department of Cardiac Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu, Anhui, P.R. Chin
  • Chao Shi, MD, PhD Department of Cardiac Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu, Anhui, P.R. Chin
  • Ge Liu, MD Department of Cardiac Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu, Anhui, P.R. China
  • Xuegang Liu, MD, PhD Department of Cardiac Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu, Anhui, P.R. China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3777

Keywords:

Coronary Aneurysm,, coronary artery fistulae

Abstract

Right coronary artery–left ventricular (RCA–LV) fistula with associated giant right coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is an extremely rare cardiac condition. This case study presents a patient with a large left ventricle (LV) and a giant right CAA with a maximal inner diameter of approximately 56.6 mm and an inner diameter of approximately 22 mm at its communication with the left ventricle. The patient underwent surgical management, involving suturing of the proximal end of the CAA and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). RCA–LV fistula with a giant right CAA may involve serious complications, such as thrombosis, rupture, and heart failure.
Therefore, it is necessary to establish effective management strategies for this condition. Although this case is not unique, it serves as an illustrative example of the implementation of a classic surgical treatment method.

Author Biography

Wenjie Diao, MD, Department of Cardiac Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu, Anhui, P.R. Chin

 

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Published

2021-05-11

How to Cite

Diao, W. ., Shi , C., Liu , G., & Liu, X. (2021). Coronary Artery–Left Ventricular Fistula with Giant Right Coronary Aneurysm: A Case Report and Literature Review: Coronary Artery–Left Ventricular Fistula with Giant Right Coronary Aneurysm. The Heart Surgery Forum, 24(3), E433-E436. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3777

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