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Case Reports in PulmonologyVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 512790, 3 pages

Case Report

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kasturba Hospital, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576 104, India

Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Kasturba Hospital, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576 104, India

Department of Cardiology, Kasturba Hospital, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576 104, India

Department of Anaesthesia, Kasturba Hospital, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576 104, India

Received 11 September 2012; Accepted 29 October 2012

Academic Editors: D. Franzen and H. Niwa

Copyright © 2012 Rahul Magazine et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

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.





Autor: Rahul Magazine, Charudutt Sambhaji, Ranjan Shetty, and Umesh Goneppanavar

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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