Left main coronary calcification mimicking dissection: multislice computed tomography saves the patient from emergent surgery


DURMAZ T. , KELEŞ T. , Bayram N. A. , Metin M. R. , Ayhan H., Bozkurt E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.41, no.6, pp.1111-1113, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1005-798
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1111-1113

Abstract

Diagnosis of coronary artery dissection using multislice computed tomography (MSCT), particularly of the left main coronary artery (LMCA), has been rarely reported. Coronary anatomy and calcification can be evaluated with MSCT. Herein, we present a case with acute coronary syndrome and coronary artery calcification mimicking the LMCA dissection detected by MSCT.