Kartagener syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ayaz Hidayatov


Chronic cough and history of chronic sinusitis.

Patient Data

Age: 30-40 years
Gender: Female

CT reveals situs inversus with dextrocardia. There is also cystic bronchiectasis in middle and anterior zones of both lungs.

The findings compatible with Kartagener syndrome.

Case Discussion

The classic triad of the Kartagener syndrome or immotile cilia syndrome consists situs inversus totalis, bronchiectasis, and chronic sinusitis. The case demonstrates typical features of Kartagener syndrome. 

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Case information

rID: 61363
Published: 29th Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Medistyle hospital

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