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Chapter 9 - The Coronary Arteries

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 August 2019

Michael T. Ashworth
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London
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A brief reprise of normal coronary artery structure is followed by a discussion of normal anatomical variants of the coronary arteries. The commoner abnormal variants, including origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery and intramural course of a coronary artery, are described and illustrated, followed by a discussion of coronary fistula and atresia. A section is devoted to the variations in coronary anatomy associated with the commoner forms of congenital heart disease. Coronary arteritis is discussed, chiefly in the context of Kawasaki disease, but polyarteritis and eosinophilic arteritis are also described. Fibromuscular dysplasia is treated in some detail and idiopathic arterial calcification rounds off the chapter.

Pathology of Heart Disease in the Fetus, Infant and Child
Autopsy, Surgical and Molecular Pathology
, pp. 203 - 220
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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