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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2013, Article ID 840741, 4 pages
Case Report

Anomalous Origin of Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Trunk in a Mildly Symptomatic Adult Female

Department of Surgery, Ten Chen General Hospital, Chungli, Taoyuan County, Taiwan

Received 5 July 2013; Accepted 12 September 2013

Academic Editors: M. Ganau, H. Kawai, and K. W. Lobdell

Copyright © 2013 Kevin Fan-Ying Tseng. 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.


Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary trunk, also known as Garland-Bland-White syndrome, is an extremely rare but potentially fatal congenital cardiovascular anomaly, and it often exists as an isolated condition. We hereby report an adult female who was admitted for mild chest discomfort and was accidentally diagnosed to have anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary trunk. This anomaly was simply repaired by using a bovine pericardial patch to obliterate the anomalous opening in the pulmonary trunk and a single coronary artery bypass graft. This report highlights the characteristic events of the anomaly in an adult with only mild symptoms.