Syncope as initial presentation of Kommerell diverticulum

Ronny Cohen, Pablo Loarte, Christine Garcia, Lizmer Diaz, Brooks Mirrer

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Kommerell diverticulum (KD) is an aortic arch diverticulum at the origin of an aberrant subclavian artery. It is a rare anatomical anomaly that can be associated with a double aortic arc, a left aortic arch, and anomalous origin of the right subclavian artery or a right aortic arch with anomalous left subclavian artery. We present a case of KD presenting initially as syncope, as well as a review of the literature of this rare syndrome, including diagnosis, imaging techniques, and current surgical treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Angiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Kommerell
  • diverticulum
  • left subclavian artery
  • syncope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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