Sudden death in a young female with an under-recognised coronary anomaly

Fabio De Giorgio, Giuseppe Vetrugno, Vincenzo Arena, Vincenzo Maria Grassi

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Anomalies of coronary number and course represent an opinion-dividing topic in cardiopathology, particularly for their relationship with sudden cardiac death.To the best of our knowledge, we herein report the first fatal case of a young female whose coronary anatomy was characterised by the absence of any septal perforator branch in the proximal segment of the LAD.This case could be useful for pathologists, coronary angiographers, and interventional cardiologists in detecting this infrequent anomaly, thus providing a more accurate estimation of its incidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-41
Number of pages1
JournalDiagnostic Pathology
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Adolescent
  • Autopsy
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies
  • Coronary Vessels
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans


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