Coronary Sinus Stenosis With Right Coronary Artery to Coronary Sinus Fistula

Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jul;108(1):e31-e34. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.10.071. Epub 2018 Dec 7.


Coronary artery fistula is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly. We report a 34-year-old woman who presented with a recurrent large pericardial effusion during pregnancy. She was found to have a right coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula. The coronary sinus was severely dilated due to coronary sinus ostial stenosis. Primary surgical closure of coronary artery fistula was performed with resection of coronary sinus ostial stenosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / surgery*
  • Coronary Sinus / abnormalities*
  • Coronary Stenosis / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / surgery*