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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 371-373

Double right coronary artery originating from separate ostia: A report of two cases

1 Department of Pathology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. B N Kumarguru
'Sri'nivasa, No. 204, 9th Cross, BEML Layout, Basaveshwaranagara, Bangalore - 560 079, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1947-2714.163646

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Context: Coronary artery anomalies are uncommon and most are incidental findings. Double right coronary artery (RCA) is a very rare coronary artery anomaly. Case Report: We report two cases of double RCA incidentally found in electrocuted patients. Both cases showed double RCA arising from separate ostia. On microscopy, both right coronaries showed no significant pathology in the first case while in the second case, the posterior RCA showed features of obliterative arteritis. Conclusion: Although double coronary artery has been regarded as hemodynamically insignificant, it may be associated with atherosclerosis, acute coronary syndromes, and other anomalies. It is important to know the anatomic variants. Meticulous grossing and careful observation could unearth hidden anomalies.

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