Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Cardiovascular Imaging - Original Article

Vieussens’ arterial ring: a rare coronary variant anatomy


Department of Radiology, Doruk Medical Center, Bursa, Turkey


Department of Cardiology, MedicalPark Hospital, Bursa, Turkey


Department of Cardiology, Bahçeşehir University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2019; 25: 109-113
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2019.17449
Read: 620 Downloads: 246 Published: 03 September 2019



We aimed to evaluate Vieussens’ arterial ring (VAR) variants by consecutive coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography examinations.



We retrospectively evaluated the presence of VAR in a total of 3443 consecutive coronary CT angiography examinations performed between November 2010 and January 2015. CT examinations were performed with a 64-row multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scanner. All CT angiography images were evaluated for the presence and morphologic features of VAR subtypes. VAR variants were classified into four subgroups.



Eleven VAR variations (3.19‰) were identified. Type 1A was the most common VAR type (n=8), followed by Type 2 (n=2) and Type 3 (n=1). Type 1B was not detected.



Although VAR variation is less frequently detected with coronary CT angiography than in previously reported anatomic series, coronary CT angiography is quite effective to reveal VAR subtypes and other relevant cardiocoronary anomalies.


You may cite this article as: Doğan N, Dursun A, Özkan H. Vieussens’ arterial ring: a rare coronary variant anatomy. Diagn Interv Radiol 2019; 25:109–113.

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