Immotile cilia syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

A young female patient presented with recurrent chest infection

Patient Data

Age: Young
Gender: Female
X-ray

Bilateral basal bronchiectasis. Normal cardiac and abdominal situs.

CT

Bilateral basal bronchiectasis and sinusitis are in favor of ciliary dyskinesia or immotile cilia syndrome.

Case Discussion

The combination of bilateral basal bronchiectasis and sinusitis are in favor of ciliary dyskinesia or immotile cilia syndrome.

Normal cardiac and abdominal situs.

Nasal biopsy:

Respiratory mucosa with squamous metaplasia.

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Case information

rID: 10320
Case created: 3rd Aug 2010
Last edited: 7th Dec 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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