Anomalous Aortic Origin of the Right Coronary Artery: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
  • Juthipong Benjanuwattra
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • Mahmoud Abdelnabi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA; Cardiology and Angiology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Internal Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Natnicha Leelaviwat
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • Annia Cavazos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • Pooja Sethi
    Department of Cardiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • Leigh Ann Jenkins
    Department of Cardiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA

Keywords

Anomalous aortic origin of the right coronary artery, AAORCA, unroofing, coronary artery bypass graft, reimplantation

Abstract

Patients with symptomatic or malignant anomalous aortic origin of the right coronary artery (AAORCA) warrant surgical treatment to decrease morbidity and mortality. Various surgical techniques have been implemented including unroofing, reimplantation and bypass grafting. A 43-year-old woman presented with intermittent chest pain due to malignant AAORCA and received saphenous bypass grafting, instead of reimplantation, due to intraoperative spasm.

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    Published: 2022-12-16
    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 12 (view)


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    Benjanuwattra J, Abdelnabi M, Leelaviwat N, Cavazos A, Sethi P, Jenkins LA. Anomalous Aortic Origin of the Right Coronary Artery: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003692.

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