Kommerell diverticulum

Kom·mer·ell di·ver·tic·u·lum

(kom'ĕr-el),
not a true diverticulum, but a bulblike swelling at the origin of the left subclavian artery due to a remnant of the left fourth aortic arch; associated vascular ring compression syndromes involve persistent right aortic arch; the left subclavian artery may pass behind the esophagus; the diverticulum may be large enough to compress the trachea and esophagus even after the vascular ring has been divided and may need to be resected or affixed to the thoracic wall or vertebral fascia.

Kom·mer·ell di·ver·tic·u·lum

(kom'ĕr-ĕl dī'vĕr-tik'yū-lŭm)
Not a true diverticulum, but a bulblike swelling at the origin of the left subclavian artery due to a remnant of the left fourth aortic arch; associated vascular ring compression syndromes involve persistent right aortic arch; the left subclavian artery may pass behind the esophagus; the diverticulum may be large enough to compress the trachea and esophagus even after the vascular ring has been divided and may need to be resected or affixed to the chest wall or vertebral fascia.

Kommerell,

B., German radiologist.
Kommerell diverticulum - a descending aorta swelling at origin of aberrant right subclavian artery.
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Friedrich Kommerell first described Kommerell diverticulum in 1936 while performing a barium swallow examination in a patient with suspected stomach cancer (1).
In our case, the Kommerell diverticulum was discovered late in life in a patient with multiple comorbidities.
Consequently, a chest computed tomography with contrast was ordered, revealing a partially thrombosed Kommerell diverticulum in the aberrant right subclavian artery (Fig.
A Kommerell diverticulum can be present in different anomalies of the aortic arch; either in a right aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery or a left aortic arch with an aberrant right subclavian artery.
The Kommerell diverticulum is a remnant of a residual right dorsal arch in isolation or as the origin of the aberrant subclavian artery.
Accordingly recent case reports on the use of TEVAR to repair symptomatic Kommerell diverticulum have described favorable results (11, 12).
Primary resection of Kommerell diverticulum and left subclavian artery transfer.
Hybrid repair of a Kommerell diverticulum associated with a right aortic arch and a left descending aorta.
One-stage repair for aortic regurgitation and Kommerell diverticulum with aneurysmal right aortic arch.
Mizuno, "Unique case of giant Kommerell diverticulum with aberrant left subclavian artery arising from the left aortic arch associated with situs inversus," International Journal of Cardiology, vol.

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