Kommerell's diverticulum in the current era: a comprehensive review.

  title={Kommerell's diverticulum in the current era: a comprehensive review.},
  author={Akiko S Tanaka and Ross Milner and Takeyoshi Ota},
  journal={General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={63 5},
Kommerell's diverticulum is a developmental error with a remnant of fourth dorsal aortic arch, named after Dr. Kommerell, a radiologist, who made the first diagnosis in a living individual. The diverticulum can occur in both the left and right aortic arch, from which an aberrant subclavian artery rises to the contralateral side. Pediatric patients often present with airway symptoms whereas dysphagia and chest discomfort are more common in the adult patients. Computed tomography or magnetic… CONTINUE READING
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