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.
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- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine