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Congenital coronary artery anomaly simulating an acute aortic dissection
  1. L De Luca,
  2. F Bovenzi,
  3. I de Luca
  1. Department of Cardiology, Azienda Policlinico, Bari, Italy
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr L De Luca
    Divisione Ospedaliera di Cardiologia—Azienda Policlinico, Piazza G Cesare, 11, 70100 Bari, Italy;


In this rare case, a patient had an anomalous right coronary artery originating from the left sinus of Valsalva coursing between the great vessels. He presented with symptoms and computed tomograms suggestive of an acute aortic dissection.

  • acute aortic dissection
  • coronary artery anomalies
  • CAA, coronary artery anomalies
  • CT, computed tomography
  • TOE, transoesophageal echocardiography

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