Reimplantation of anomalous right coronary artery from left main coronary artery: A surgical option

Mohsen Karimi, Kenneth A Murdison, Wesley Blackwood, Wesley Davis

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Anomalous right coronary artery (ARCA) from left sinus of Valsalva could present in several forms either being intramural or extramural, and most occurring with separate ostium from left coronary system. ARCA originating from the left main coronary artery (LMCA) is very rare and treatments proposed for this type of anomaly are pulmonary artery translocation or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) of the right coronary system. There has not been any report in the literature of successful reimplantation of ARCA from LMCA, to the best of our knowledge, as another surgical option for this anomaly. We are reporting a case of successful surgical reimplantation of an ARCA from LMCA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-644
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010



  • Acyanotic congenital heart disease
  • Anomalous right coronary artery
  • Left main coronary artery
  • Reimplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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