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Hybrid treatment of a ruptured diverticulum of kommerell.
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PMID:  21142488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Purpose: To report a patient with a ruptured diverticulum of Kommerell and to discuss treatment options and complications. Case Report: An 82-year-old woman with no prior medical history was diagnosed with a ruptured aneurysmal proximal aberrant right subclavian artery (diverticulum of Kommerell). She was treated with a carotid-subclavian bypass, a thoracic aortic stent-graft covering both subclavian orifices, and a vascular plug in the proximal right subclavian artery. After an initially uneventful recovery, the patient developed delayed ischemic esophageal ulcerations and subsequent perforation at 6 weeks postoperatively, leading to mediastinitis and stent-graft infection. Conclusion: A hybrid approach may be of value in cases of ruptured diverticulum of Kommerell. However, despite the anticipated reduction in perioperative mortality, this technique still yields a considerable risk of postoperative complications and mortality.
Jan Bosma; Alexander D Montauban van Swijndregt; Anco C Vahl
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1545-1550     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endovasc. Ther.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896915     Medline TA:  J Endovasc Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  762-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
1 Departments of Vascular Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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