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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


    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


    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