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Surgical treatment of anomalous left main coronary artery with an intraconal course

Richard D. Mainwaring, Frank L. Hanley
Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
* Corresponding Author: Richard D. Mainwaring, Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Falk CVRC, Stanford, CA 94305. Email:

Congenital Heart Disease 2019, 14(4), 504-510. https://doi.org/10.1111/chd.12826

Abstract

Objective: Anomalous left main coronary artery (LMCA) with an intraconal course is a relatively rare form of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) from the wrong sinus of Valsalva. There is currently a paucity of information regarding this entity. The purpose of this article is to review our surgical experience with repair of anomalous LMCA with an intraconal course.
Methods: This was a retrospective review of 12 patients with an anomalous LMCA and an intraconal course who underwent surgical repair. The median age at surgery was 15 years (range 2‐47). The seven oldest patients all had preoperative symptoms of exertional chest pain and one also had exertional syncope. The five youngest pa‐ tients had no preoperative symptoms. One of these patients had a hemodynamically significant ventricular septal defect and one patient was the sibling of a patient who had undergone repair of AAOCA.
Results: The 12 patients underwent surgical repair including unroofing of the myo‐ cardial bridge overlying the intraconal LMCA and a LeCompte procedure. There was no early or late mortality and there were no significant complications. All 12 patients have resumed normal, unrestricted activities.
Conclusions: Twelve patients with an anomalous LMCA and intraconal course pre‐ sented to our institution for treatment. Surgical repair was performed successfully in all 12, with resolution of symptoms in the 7 patients who were symptomatic preop‐ eratively. These results suggest that the surgical treatment is safe and efficacious in patients with an anomalous LMCA and intraconal course.

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congenital heart disease, congenital heart surgery, coronary artery anomaly

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Mainwaring, R. D., Hanley, F. L. (2019). Surgical treatment of anomalous left main coronary artery with an intraconal course. Congenital Heart Disease, 14(4), 504–510.



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