Asymptomatic Anomalous Collateral Artery Derived from the Left Internal Thoracic Artery: Established Strong Collateral Circulation

Abstract

An anomalous collateral artery was found during the dissection for the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap procedure. This anomalous collateral artery was stemming from the left internal thoracic artery. It is believed that this collateral was formed secondary to congenital aortic coarctation causing abnormal growth of the left fourth aortic arch. This is the first reported case of such a collateral artery in recent literature.

Share and Cite:

Buchanan, P. and Malakhova, O. (2014) Asymptomatic Anomalous Collateral Artery Derived from the Left Internal Thoracic Artery: Established Strong Collateral Circulation. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-3. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100581.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

References

[1] Kardos, A., Musialek, P. and Csanády, M. (1998) Coronary Artery-Descending Aorta Fistula as Unusual Collateral in a Patient with Postductal Coarctation. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, 44, 431-433.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1097-0304(199808)44:4<431::AID-CCD16>3.0.CO;2-L
[2] Schoenwolf, G., Brauer, S. and Francis-West, P. (2009) Larsen’s Human Embryology. 4th Edition, Churchill Livingston, London, 415-418.
[3] Anderson, R., Baker, E.J., Macartney, F.J., Rigby, M.L., Shinebourne, E.A. and Tynan, M. (2002) Pediatric Cardiology. 2nd Edition, Churchill Livingstone, London, 1353-1382.
[4] Kenny, D. and Hijazi, Z.M. (2011) Coarctation of the Aorta: From Fetal Life to Adulthood. Cardiology Journal, 18, 487-495.
http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2011.0003
[5] Fyler, D.C., Hellenbrand, W.C. and Cohn, H.E. (1980) Report on the New England Regional Infant Cardiac Program. Pediatrics, 65, 375-461.

Copyright © 2022 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.