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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 568-570

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the main pulmonary artery


1 Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Nguru, Yobe State, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
3 Department of Family Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
4 Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
5 Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

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Ismail Inuwa Mohammed
Department of Surgery, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_28_18

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The anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital heart anomaly; this occurs in 1/300,000 live births. ALCAPA syndrome was first described in 1933 by Bland and co-authors in autopsy specimens; however, further description of its clinical manifestations resulted in the naming of Bland–White–Garland syndrome. The case of a 2-year-old boy who was referred for echocardiographic investigation due to recurrent cough, catarrh, and occasional noisy breathing is reported in this communication; his chest X-ray was normal, while electrocardiogram showed Q-waves on limb leads I and aVL and the echocardiographic study showed ALCAPA.


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