Repair of Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery Arising from Right Pulmonary Artery with Rolled-Conduit-Extended Reimplantation in an Adult


Erdinc M., Hosgor K., KARAHAN O.

JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, vol.26, no.6, pp.604-607, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2011.01337.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.604-607

Abstract

The left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital anomaly. It causes high mortality if untreated in childhood. Only 10% to 15% of patients reach adulthood. We report a successful repair of ALCAPA in an adult with a rolled-conduit-extended-reimplantation technique. The procedure is easily applicable and has technical advantages for creating a longer and wider conduit and may decrease bleeding. (J Card Surg 2011;26:604-607)