The Importance of Preoperative Epicardial Imaging by Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography in Off-pump Cardiac Surgery for Coronary Artery Fistula with Coronary Aneurysm

(Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital, Yokohama, Japan)

Atsuo Maeda Masanori Hirota
We surgically treated coronary artery fistula with 2 aneurysmal formations without cardiopulmonary bypass. Preoperative epicardial imaging suggested that ligation of both inflow and outflow of the coronary artery fistula was feasible. Preoperative understanding of anatomical relationships by 3D-CT imaging can be very useful in selection of surgical procedures.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 40:19-21(2011)

Keywords:coronary artery fistula, coronary artery aneurysm, coronary angiography, 3D-CT