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Aneurysm of aberrant right subclavian [corrected] artery arising from diverticulum of Kommerell. Report of a case with tracheal compression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9262095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 74-year-old woman presented with severe dyspnea without dysphagia. Computed tomographic scans and Digital subtraction angiography revealed the left aortic arch with an aberrant right subclavian artery arising from the Kommerell's diverticulum and tracheal compression. The aortic arch and the Kommerell's diverticulum were aneurysmal and were responsible for this compression. Surgical relief was accomplished by replacement of the aortic arch and reconstruction of the four brachiocephalic vessels with vascular prostheses through a median sternotomy incision extending into the right supraclavicular region.
S Aoyagi; H Akashi; K Tayama; T Fujino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-26     Completed Date:  1997-09-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm* / complications
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Aortic Diseases / complications
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Brachiocephalic Trunk / surgery
Constriction, Pathologic
Diverticulum / complications
Subclavian Artery / abnormalities*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Trachea / pathology*
Erratum In:
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 1997 Nov;12(5):817

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