Intramural Left Main Coronary Artery Unexpectedly Encountered During Aortic Root Replacement

Basar Sareyyupoglu, Harold M. Burkhart, Joseph A. Dearani, Heidi M. Connolly

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We present an intramural left main coronary artery, unexpectedly encountered during aortic root replacement in a truncus arteriosus patient. Given the severely limited orifice, we opted to unroof the intramural portion of the left main coronary artery prior to implantation as a button. Until now there have been no reports in the literature describing unroofing an intramural coronary artery prior to reimplantation in an aortic root replacement operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1948-1949
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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