Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery from an Aneurysmal Diverticulum of Kommerell in an 84-Year-Old Man

Pui Wai Lee, Matthew J. Ritter, Luis G. Quinonez, James F. Glockner, Jae K. Oh

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Abstract

The investigators describe an unusual case of tracheal and esophageal compression by atherosclerotic dilatation of the diverticulum of Kommerell associated with a congenital aberrant right subclavian artery, illustrating how aging-related vascular degenerative disease can modify the clinical manifestations of congenital anomalies in an 84-year-old man. In conclusion, the potential interactions between congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease should be considered in the evaluation of cardiovascular symptoms in the elderly population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-558
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume100
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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