Left main coronary artery-to-pulmonary artery fistula with severe aneurysmal dilatation

Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Mar;77(3):1081-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2003.05.006.


Coronary artery fistulas (CAF) are rare abnormalities that can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Most drain into the right ventricle or pulmonary artery, though a variety of other drainage sites have been reported. We report the results of the surgical closure of a symptomatic left coronary-to-pulmonary artery fistula associated with a giant 10-cm aneurysm and discuss the management of coronary artery fistulas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arterio-Arterial Fistula / pathology
  • Arterio-Arterial Fistula / surgery*
  • Coronary Aneurysm / pathology
  • Coronary Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Coronary Artery Disease / pathology
  • Coronary Artery Disease / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Artery*