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Left circumflex artery aneurysm with fistula to the coronary sinus

  • Reiko KemmochiEmail author
  • Yuki Ohga
  • Youji Kubo
  • Mitsuaki Matsumoto
Case Report
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Abstract

A giant coronary artery aneurysm with arteriovenous fistula is a unique pathology having few surgical reports. An 82-year-old woman presented with a symptomatic giant left circumflex artery aneurysm with a fistula to the coronary sinus. The left coronary artery was dilated, and an aneurysmal change was visible from the left main trunk to the fistula. Surgery was performed to close the fistula and seclude all parts of the aneurysmal coronary artery. All coronary branches emerging from the aneurysm required bypass grafting. Herein, we present the history of this unusual case and our successful surgical strategy.

Keywords

Coronary artery aneurysm Coronary artery fistula Surgical strategy 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors have declared that no conflict of interest exists.

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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular CenterTsuyama Chuo HospitalTsuyamaJapan

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