Aberrant right subclavian artery with Kommerell diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Chest pain for evaluation.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
Aberrant right retro-oesophageal right subclavian artery with Kommerell diverticulum. Normal appearance and calibre of the thoracic aorta with no evidence of dissection. Mild atherosclerotic disease.

Case Discussion

Kommerell diverticulum usually refers to the bulbous configuration of the origin of an aberrant left subclavian artery in the setting of a right sided aortic arch. However, it was originally described as a diverticular outpouching at the origin of an aberrant right subclavian artery with a left sided aortic arch as in this case. 

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Case information

rID: 47982
Published: 13th Sep 2016
Last edited: 12th Jul 2017
System: Vascular, Chest
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