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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2013, Article ID 397063, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/397063
Case Report

An Anomalous Configuration of Coronary Artery: A Cadaveric Study

Department of Anatomy, AIIMS, Virbhadra Marg, Pashulok, Rishikesh 249201, India

Received 15 March 2013; Accepted 22 April 2013

Academic Editors: M. Baumhäkel, M. T. Castagna, and H. Gündüz

Copyright © 2013 Rajani Singh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Anatomical variations in relation to coronary artery and its branches will help cardiac surgeons for refining imaging techniques and coronary artery bypass grafting. A heart was detected with multiple anomalies of coronary arteries in a cadaver. The anomalies of coronary arteries in terms of origin, number of ostia, courses, and presence of myocardial bridges were described, and related clinical implications were highlighted in the present study. The knowledge of variant anatomy may be of paramount importance to anatomists for variant anatomy and to cardiac surgeon for proper diagnosis and treatment of cardiac ailments including radiologists to refine image interpretation.