Dyspnea lusoria: Compression of the pulmonary artery by a Kommerell's diverticulum

Mahmoud B. Malas, Mark L. Barr, Vaughn A. Starnes, Shelley Shapiro, Suzanne Palmer, Daniel S. Schwartz

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Abstract

We report a rare case of Kommerell's diverticulum presenting as dyspnea on exertion. After careful physical examination, selective imaging tests demonstrated a significant flow abnormality in the left pulmonary artery caused by an aneurysm of the descending aorta in the area of the ligamentum arteriosum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-313
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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