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.
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- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine