Kommerell’s Diverticulum: An Unusual Cause of Chronic Cough

Magazine, Rahul and Sambhaji, Charudutt and Shetty, Ranjan and Goneppanavar, Umesh (2012) Kommerell’s Diverticulum: An Unusual Cause of Chronic Cough. Case Reports in Pulmonology, 2012. pp. 1-3.

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A 62-year-old male presented to the outpatient department of chest with history of dry cough since two months and swelling on the anterior aspect of neck of 30-year duration. Physical examination revealed a goitre. However, further imaging studies revealed presence of another associated pathology, a Kommerell’s diverticulum in association with a right aortic arch with aberrant left subclavian artery. The enlarged thyroid was not compressing the trachea, and its occurrence in this case could be incidental. The diverticulum was considered as the cause of chronic cough in our case as it was causing tracheal compression, and also there were no other obvious causes which could explain the symptom. Vascular anomalies such as Kommerell’s diverticulum, though uncommon, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic cough particularly when other common causes have been ruled out

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 11:47
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2013 11:47
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79611

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