Identification of anomalous origin of left circumflex coronary artery
from the right sinus of valsalva by transthoracic echocardiography
AbstractAnomalous origin of the left circumflex artery from the right sinus of
Valsalva with a retro-aortic course is a relatively common abnormality.
Although considered benign, the retro-aortic course of the anomalous
vessel may be an important consideration in aortic surgery and device
closure of atrial septal defects. 2D transthoracic echocardiography can
easily help detect this anomalous course in a non-invasive manner. Here,
we present the echocardiographic images of a young patient who had come
for evaluation of chest pain.