Congenital Systemic and Coronary-to-Pulmonary Artery Fistulas
Kazuhiro Ohkura, MD, PhD, Katsushi Yamashita, MD, PhD, Hitoshi Terada, MD, PhD, Naoki Washiyama, MD, PhD, and Satoshi Akuzawa, MD
Congenital systemic-to-pulmonary artery fistulas are very rare, with the exception of congenital heart disease and pulmonary sequestration. We describe the first reported case of left internal mammary and bronchial artery to pulmonary artery fistulas associated with bilateral coronary arteries to pulmonary artery fistulas. (Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 16: 203-206)
Key words: systemic-to-pulmonary artery fistula, coronary-to-pulmonary artery fistula, multidetector-computed tomography
The First Department of Surgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
Received March 26, 2009; accepted for publication May 18, 2009
Address reprint requests to Kazuhiro Ohkura, MD, PhD: The First Department of Surgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1–20–1, Handayama, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu 431–3192, Japan.