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Vol 74, No 3 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-09-02
Submitted: 2014-06-11
Accepted: 2014-07-07
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Absent posterior interventricular artery

J. Bridgeman, P. J. Adds
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2015.0057
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Pubmed: 26339823
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Folia Morphol 2015;74(3):396-398.

open access

Vol 74, No 3 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-09-02
Submitted: 2014-06-11
Accepted: 2014-07-07

Abstract

During the dissection of the thorax of a 79-year-old Caucasian male cadaver, the posterior interventricular coronary artery was found to be completely absent. Congenital heart abnormalities are frequent but absent arteries are uncommon and when occurring are often associated with replacement vessels from the existing circulation, making complete absence rare. This condition may well have been asymptomatic in life, but such variations could have serious implications in patients with underlying heart pathology.

Abstract

During the dissection of the thorax of a 79-year-old Caucasian male cadaver, the posterior interventricular coronary artery was found to be completely absent. Congenital heart abnormalities are frequent but absent arteries are uncommon and when occurring are often associated with replacement vessels from the existing circulation, making complete absence rare. This condition may well have been asymptomatic in life, but such variations could have serious implications in patients with underlying heart pathology.

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Keywords

heart, coronary circulation, posterior interventricular artery, variant

About this article
Title

Absent posterior interventricular artery

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 74, No 3 (2015)

Pages

396-398

Published online

2015-09-02

DOI

10.5603/FM.2015.0057

Pubmed

26339823

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2015;74(3):396-398.

Keywords

heart
coronary circulation
posterior interventricular artery
variant

Authors

J. Bridgeman
P. J. Adds

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