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Anomalous origin of left main coronary artery: the value of myocardial scintigraphic and spiral computed tomography scans

Mehrzad Cohenpour, Arkadi Tourovski, Itzhak Zyssman, Aharon Friedensohn, Gabriela Gayer, Tifha Horne
Nucl. Med. Rev 2006;9(1):69-71.

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Vol 9, No 1 (2006)
Published online: 2006-01-25
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

Anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) from the right sinus of the Valsalva or the proximal right coronary artery (RCA) is one of the most clinically important anomalies of coronary circulation. We report the case of a patient with chest pain and abnormal thallium myocardial perfusion scan in whom the anomaly was first detected on invasive coronary arteriography. The exact anatomic course of anomalous LMCA was confirmed using contrast enhanced computed tomography.

Abstract

Anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) from the right sinus of the Valsalva or the proximal right coronary artery (RCA) is one of the most clinically important anomalies of coronary circulation. We report the case of a patient with chest pain and abnormal thallium myocardial perfusion scan in whom the anomaly was first detected on invasive coronary arteriography. The exact anatomic course of anomalous LMCA was confirmed using contrast enhanced computed tomography.
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Keywords

left main coronary; thallium myocardial perfusion; computed tomography

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Title

Anomalous origin of left main coronary artery: the value of myocardial scintigraphic and spiral computed tomography scans

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 9, No 1 (2006)

Pages

69-71

Published online

2006-01-25

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2006;9(1):69-71.

Keywords

left main coronary
thallium myocardial perfusion
computed tomography

Authors

Mehrzad Cohenpour
Arkadi Tourovski
Itzhak Zyssman
Aharon Friedensohn
Gabriela Gayer
Tifha Horne

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