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A tunnel from the left sinus of Valsalva to the right atrium

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 April 2005

Amira A. A. Al-Hay
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Babulal Sethia
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Elliot A. Shinebourne
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Abstract

We describe an individualised approach in the rare situation of a tunnel between the left aortic sinus of Valsalva and the junction of the superior caval vein with the right atrium. It is necessary, in this rare anomaly, to identify the origin of the left coronary artery prior to intervention.

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2005 Cambridge University Press

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