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Right aortic arch, Kommerell's diverticulum and aberrant left subclavian artery

Simón-Yarza I, Viteri-Ramírez G, Etxano J, Slon P, Ferreira M, Bastarrika G.
Servicio de Radiología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, 31008, Spain

Magazine: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra

Date: Aug 1, 2011

Radiology [SP]


The right aberrant subclavian artery or arteria lusoria is the most common anatomical variant of the embryonic development of the aorta and its branches, with a presence in 0.5-2% of the population. Less frequently, a right aortic arch with aberrant left subclavian artery may be present.

These anatomical variations should be included in the differential diagnosis of superior mediastinal widening seen on chest radiographs.

In this report, we present a right aortic arch with left aberrant subclavian artery dilated at its origin (Kommerell's diverticulum) as a cause of superior mediastinal widening detected incidentally on a chest radiograph.

CITATION  An Sist Sanit Navar. 2011 mayo-agosto;34(2):295-300

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