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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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)458-9
Number of pages2
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016



  • Aged
  • Aneurysm
  • Aorta, Thoracic
  • Aortography
  • Cardiovascular Abnormalities
  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Computed Tomography Angiography
  • Deglutition Disorders
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Male
  • Subclavian Artery
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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