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March 24, 1956

ANOMALOUS CORONARY ARTERY SIMULATING PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS

JAMA. 1956;160(12):1047-1050. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960470043010b
Abstract

White states that a serious anomaly of the coronary circulation rarely occurs and that most anomalies of the coronary arteries and veins are of no clinical importance. These include such conditions as extracoronary mouths, one coronary ostium giving rise to both right and left coronary arteries, and unusual branching and course of these vessels. As an example of this latter group, it is of interest to cite the case of a 19-year-old female who presented physical findings suggestive of a patent ductus arteriosus; however, at operation there was found an anomalous left coronary artery that communicated with the right ventricle. This unusual anomaly of the left coronary artery has not been described previously among the conditions confused with patency of a ductus arteriosus; nor is there any apparent record of a similar case in the available literature.

Report of a Case

A Negro girl, aged 19 years, was admitted to

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