Dysphagia Aortica Caused by Congenitally Angulated Descending Aorta

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Dysphagia aortica is a rare pathology primarily caused by an aortic aneurysm or Kommerrell's diverticulum. Herein, we describe an extremely rare case of dysphagia aortica due to a congenitally angulated descending aorta in a 50-year-old woman successfully treated by open surgery. The woman underwent David procedure for aortic regurgitation 5 years previously, with the same anatomy of an angulated descending aorta without symptoms. She has difficulty in swallowing solid food from 1 month. Total aortic arch replacement using the elephant trunk technique and secondary descending aortic replacement released the esophageal compression by the abnormal aorta and completely improved her symptom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535.e7-535.e10
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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