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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2011; 2(2):130-132
    CLINICAL CASE REPORT BASED STUDY | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.83038

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

    Authors:

    R. Kalyani, M. J. Thej, K. Prabhakar1, J. Kiran2

    Departments of Pathology,

    1Medicine, and

    2Forensic Medicine, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar, Karnataka, India

    Abstract:

    Coronary artery anomalous course is rate,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 cirumflex artery and absent right coronary artery.

    Key words:Coronary artery,heart,single coronary artery