Successful Conservative Treatment of a Kommerell Aneurysm Associated with Right-Sided Aortic Arch

Filippo Lococo, Nicola Tusini, Loris Brandi, Giovanni Leuzzi, Carla Galeone, Massimiliano Paci, Cristian Rapicetta

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Abstract

Right-side aortic arch is a rare congenital aortic anomaly occurring in 0.05% to 0.1% of the general population. Approximately, half of these cases may be associated with an aberrant left subclavian artery and occasionally with aneurysmatic change at its origin known as Kommerell diverticulum or aneurysm (KA). Herein we report a challenging case of a right-side aortic arch associated with KA incidentally observed in a 73-year-old male with metastatic lung cancer. After careful multidisciplinary discussion, a conservative strategy of care was successfully adopted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-459
Number of pages2
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume50
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016

Keywords

  • aberrant subclavian artery
  • Kommerell aneurysm
  • right-side aortic arch
  • vascular aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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