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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    Malas, M. B., Barr, M. L., Starnes, V. A., Shapiro, S., Palmer, S., & Schwartz, D. S. (2002). Dyspnea lusoria: Compression of the pulmonary artery by a Kommerell's diverticulum. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 73(1), 312-313. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(01)02859-4