Woven coronary arteries: A detailed review

Joseph SC, D'antoni AV, Tubbs RS, Gielecki J, Loukas M.Woven coronary arteries: A detailed review.Clin Anat. 2016 May;29(4):502-7. doi: 10.1002/ca.22657. 


A woven coronary artery is a rare congenital vascular variation that involves the separation of the artery into several thin channels, which later merge distally to form a single lumen. This mesh of intertwining small vessels may occur anywhere along the vessel and may be present in multiple coronaries. Although generally a benign incidental finding, there have been reported cases of associated ischemia, thrombus and atherosclerotic plaque formation and complications with cardiac intervention procedures. In this review, we have analyzed and compiled all the reported data pertaining to woven coronary arteries and highlighted its relevance to clinical practice.