A Rare Case of Triple Coronary Artery Fistulae Originating from Left Main and Right Coronary Arteries

CASE REPORT, December 2012, VOL II ISSUE II, ISSN 2042-4884
10.5083/ejcm.20424884.86 , Cite or Link Using DOI
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Mehmet Ali Elbey, Akif Vatankulu, Osman Sonmez, Ahmet Bacaksiz


Dual coronary artery fistulae (CAF) involving both right and left coronary trees are uncommon; accounting for only 5% of all CAFs. A 48-year-old male patient was admitted to our institution for evaluation of chest pain. The coronary angiography revealed fistulae from left main coronary artery (LMCA) and right coronary artery (RCA) to the pulmonary artery. We concluded that angina pectoris was caused by a steal phenomenon and the patient was recommended surgical intervention. To our knowledge, this is the first paper reporting three fistulae associated with multiple aneurysms originating from proximal coronary arteries, which were connected to the pulmonary artery.