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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2012; 3(1):40-42
    Clinical Case Report Based Study | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.91598

    Malignant anomalous right coronary artery detected by multidetector row computed tomography coronary angiography


    Bhawna Satija, Kumar Sanyal, Kumar Katyayni

    Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Model Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Reseach, Basai Darapur, New Delhi, India.


    We report a case of an anomalous origin of a right coronary artery from the left coronary sinus with an inter-arterial course, between the aorta and the main pulmonary artery. This variant has been called malignant because of its association with sudden death, especially in young asymptomatic athletes. Although these variants are rare, knowledge of cross sectional anatomy of the coronary arteries and their variants is critical, especially because some variants are associated with sudden death.

    key words:Inter arterial, multidetector row computed tomography coronary angiography,right coronary artery.