Bypass Grafting of Aberrant Circumflex Artery with Anomalous Origin and Course


We present a case of a rarely seen anomalous circumflex (C x) artery originating from the proximal right coronary artery. This was an incidental finding during a diagnostic coronary angiogram performed to investigate a patient with acute coronary syndrome. Surgically significant disease was present in four left-sided vessels. The patient underwent coronary artery bypass grafts using left internal thoracic artery and long saphenous vein grafts to all four left sided vessels including the aberrant C x. We also present a discussion of current relevant literature and guidelines in relation to definition, classification, incidence, diagnosis, clinical relevance and treatment of this type of coronary artery anomalies.

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M. Patronis, S. Papaspyros, K. Shaikhrezai, S. Prasad and D. Agrawal, "Bypass Grafting of Aberrant Circumflex Artery with Anomalous Origin and Course," Open Journal of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 121-125. doi: 10.4236/ojts.2012.24025.

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