Unusual symptomatic late onset presentation of aberrant right subclavian artery: report of two cases and short literature review

Submitted: September 13, 2016
Accepted: March 10, 2017
Published: May 18, 2017
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Aberrant subclavian arteries are congenital vascular anomalies that usually do not cause any symptoms. When symptomatic they are considered as a rare cause of dysphagia. This presentation is known as dysphagia lusoria. They are diagnosed by barium swallow or contrast-enhanced computed tomography, although it may be an incidental finding. Management varies from life modifications and drug therapy to surgical intervention. We report two cases of the unusual form of late onset symptomatic presentation because of the presence of aberrant right subclavian artery. Main symptom was chest pain without dysphagia. Due to age and medical comorbidities both patients where managed conservatively.



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Dimitroglou, Yannis, Ioannis Loulakas, Maria Chounti, Michail Megalakakis, Eleni Karavana, and Panagiotis Hountis. 2017. “Unusual Symptomatic Late Onset Presentation of Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery: Report of Two Cases and Short Literature Review”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 87 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2017.774.