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JCDR. 2011; 2(2): 130-132

Single dominant left coronary artery: An autopsy case report with review of literature

R. Kalyani, M. J. Thej, K. Prabhakar, J. Kiran.


Coronary artery anomalous course is rare, reported incidence is approximately 0.3–1.3% of patients undergoing coronary angiography and approximately 1% of routine autopsy examinations. A single coronary artery is an unusual congenital anomaly where only one coronary artery arises from the aortic trunk from a single coronary ostium, supplying the entire heart. We describe here a rare case with an unusual dominant left circumflex artery and absent right coronary artery.

Key words: coronary artery, heart, single coronary artery

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