Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2012 Oct;45(5):338-341. 10.5090/kjtcs.2012.45.5.338.

Complete Vascular Ring Caused by Kommerell's Diverticulum and Right Aortic Arch with Mirror Image Branching

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, Dankook University College of Medicine, Korea. j3thorax@chol.com

Abstract

Vascular ring, caused by Kommerell's diverticulum and ligamentum arteriosum, in a patient with right aortic arch and mirror image branching is extremely rare. A 10-month-old boy with coughing and stridor was diagnosed as having tracheo-esophageal stenosis, which is caused by a vascular ring with Kommerell's diverticulum, ligamentum arteriosum, right aortic arch, and mirror image branching. Kommerell's diverticulum was successfully resected via a left thoracotomy. The patient has been free from tracheo-esophageal stenosis for a year after the surgery.

Keyword

Aorta arch; Vascular ring; Diverticulum
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