Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2000 Sep;33(9):761-765.

Surgical Treatment of Complete Vascular Ring Associated with Kommerell's Diverticulum

Abstract

Forty year old woman with dysphagia underwent surgical correction of complete vascular ring formed by right aortic arch, Kommerell's diverticulum and ligamentum arteriosum. Operation consisted of ligamentum division, reduction diverticuloplasty and posterior diverticulopexy via left posterolateral thoracotomy. Dysphagia was relieved postoperatively, and concentic narrowing of esophagus in the level of aortic arch disappeared on postoperative esophagography.

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