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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 206–212 | Cite as

Coronary Events and Anatomy After Arterial Switch Operation for Transposition of the Great Arteries: Detection by 16-Row Multislice Computed Tomography Angiography in Pediatric Patients

  • Funda Öztunç
  • Safa Barış
  • İbrahim Adaletli
  • Nurper Önder Önol
  • Deniz Cebi Olgun
  • Alper Güzeltaş
  • İsa Özyilmaz
  • Mine Özdil
  • Sebuh Kurugoğlu
  • Ayşe Güler Eroğlu
Clinical Investigation

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of multislice computed tomographic (MSCT) angiography as a noninvasive method for detecting ostial, proximal, and middle segment coronary stenosis or occlusion and anatomy in patients with transposition of the great arteries who had undergone arterial switch operation (ASO). Sixteen-detector-row MSCT angiography was performed in 16 patients treated with ASO for transposition of the great arteries. The median age was 10.3 years (range, 6.2–16.3 years). Sixteen-detector-row MSCT angiography was performed in 16 patients who had undergone ASO. CT imaging was performed in the craniocaudal direction from 2 cm above the carina up to the heart basis. Noninvasive assessment of coronary artery stenosis and anatomy were investigated by MSCT angiography. Two patients were excluded from the study because of artifacts. Of 14 evaluated patients, 1 patient had ostial stenosis (7.1%). A coronary artery anatomy variant was present in six patients: left main artery (LMA) and right coronary artery (RCA) originating from the right sinus as a single orifice (n = 2); left circumflex artery (LCX) originating from the RCA (n = 1); LMA and RCA, after branching to the LCX, originating separately from the right sinus (n = 1); and LMA (n = 1) and left anterior descending artery (LADA; n = 1) originating directly from the right sinus. Intramural bridging in the LAD (n = 2) was detected. Five patients were normal. In conclusion, MSCT angiography, as a noninvasive, feasible technique for assessing coronary stenosis or occlusion and anatomy, can be used in the follow-up of patients who have undergone ASO.

Keywords

Multislice computed tomographic angiography Coronary events Arterial switch operation Transposition of great arteries 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Funda Öztunç
    • 1
  • Safa Barış
    • 1
  • İbrahim Adaletli
    • 2
  • Nurper Önder Önol
    • 2
  • Deniz Cebi Olgun
    • 2
  • Alper Güzeltaş
    • 1
  • İsa Özyilmaz
    • 1
  • Mine Özdil
    • 1
  • Sebuh Kurugoğlu
    • 2
  • Ayşe Güler Eroğlu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Cerrahpasa Faculty of MedicineUniversity of IstanbulIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Cerrahpasa Faculty of MedicineUniversity of IstanbulIstanbulTurkey

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