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Tronco Comun Principal (distal)

English translation: left main trunk (distal)

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Spanish term or phrase:Tronco Comun Principal (distal)
English translation:left main trunk (distal)
Entered by: Joseph Tein
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20:40 Nov 24, 2013
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Medical - Medical: Cardiology / Coronary angiogram
Spanish term or phrase: Tronco Comun Principal (distal)
Report on the lesions/occlusions for a patient on angiography. It talks of both the 'tronco comun principal' and the 'tronco comun principal distal' (as being two distinct vessels). I am stuck as I am struggling to find references to either in Spanish, and would appreciate your help, please. Thanks
Dani Bowman
Local time: 06:41
left main trunk
Explanation:
This is the "left main trunk" of the left coronary artery, which then (usually) bifurcates into the LAD (left anterior descending) and CX (circumflex). "Distal" is a description of the section of the vessel: you can have proximal, mid, or distal.

Another acceptable translation is "left main coronary artery"


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Here is a Spanish description: "La arteria coronaria izquierda después de un trayecto corto que se denomina tronco principal izquierdo [this is your tronco común principal - a slightly different name], se divide rápidamente en dos ramas: arteria descendente anterior y arteria circunfleja. " http://www.enfermeriaencardiologia.com/ecg2010/03_modulo.pdf

Also: "Left Main Coronary Artery (also called the left main trunk)
The left main coronary artery branches into: Circumflex artery [and] Left Anterior Descending artery (LAD)" http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/heartworks/coronaryarter...

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Here just for your interest is a past Italian question in KudoZ with this same anatomical location. Answered by a doctor, confirmed by another doctor who is fluent in Spanish/Italian/English: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/italian_to_english/medical:_cardio...

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Use of "distal": "In a 65-year-old man we found a large aneurysm originating at the distal segment of the left main coronary artery. "
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Joseph Tein
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left main trunk


Explanation:
This is the "left main trunk" of the left coronary artery, which then (usually) bifurcates into the LAD (left anterior descending) and CX (circumflex). "Distal" is a description of the section of the vessel: you can have proximal, mid, or distal.

Another acceptable translation is "left main coronary artery"


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Note added at 21 mins (2013-11-24 21:02:03 GMT)
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Here is a Spanish description: "La arteria coronaria izquierda después de un trayecto corto que se denomina tronco principal izquierdo [this is your tronco común principal - a slightly different name], se divide rápidamente en dos ramas: arteria descendente anterior y arteria circunfleja. " http://www.enfermeriaencardiologia.com/ecg2010/03_modulo.pdf

Also: "Left Main Coronary Artery (also called the left main trunk)
The left main coronary artery branches into: Circumflex artery [and] Left Anterior Descending artery (LAD)" http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/heartworks/coronaryarter...

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Note added at 29 mins (2013-11-24 21:10:06 GMT)
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Here just for your interest is a past Italian question in KudoZ with this same anatomical location. Answered by a doctor, confirmed by another doctor who is fluent in Spanish/Italian/English: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/italian_to_english/medical:_cardio...

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Note added at 3 hrs (2013-11-25 00:31:01 GMT)
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Use of "distal": "In a 65-year-old man we found a large aneurysm originating at the distal segment of the left main coronary artery. "

Joseph Tein
United States
Local time: 22:41
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  rzombek
2 hrs
  -> Thanks rr

agree  Aquamarine76
8 hrs

agree  Claire Knell: Yep. Spot on. Distal segment of left main coronary artery.
15 hrs

agree  Rita Tepper: Distal segment of the main coronary artery
19 hrs

agree  Patrick Weill
892 days
  -> Thanks, Patrick.
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