Aortic diverticulum without vascular ring: A rare cause of dysphagia

F. Donatelli, M. Pocar, S. Pelenghi, A. Moneta, A. Grossi

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In an adult with severe dysphagia, diagnosis of aneurysmal aberrant subclavian artery was suspected on computed tomogram; no vascular ring was visible on arteriogram. A diverticulum of the aortic isthmus was surgically resected. Histologic analysis ruled out acquired disease. In conclusion, dysphagia related to esophageal compression may be caused by an isolated congenital aortic diverticulum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-143
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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