Unusually looped and muzzled branches of right coronary artery

Guru, Anitha and Kumar, Naveen and Malloor, Prasad Alathad and Patil, Jyothsna and Aithal, Ashwini P (2016) Unusually looped and muzzled branches of right coronary artery. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 15 (4). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0972-5997

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the major cause of death in developed countries as it accounts on an average for 1 of every 5 deaths. Morphological variations of coronary arterial system is one of the causative factor for CAD. Anatomical knowledge of all possible variant patterns of coronary arterial system is imperative in the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of CAD. We report here a rare branching pattern of right coronary artery (RCA). The origin of RCA was normal but the course and branching pattern of it were atypical. RCA was not occupying its usual position in atrioventricular (coronary) sulcus and its course was incomplete. It gave a ventricular branch to right ventricle, which presented an unusual looping pattern. It terminated as right marginal artery following its muzzled appearance within the musculature of the ventricle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Right coronary artery; looped; atrioventricular groove.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 09:58
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 09:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148601

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