Kartagener syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Abhijit Datir


Chronic cough.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Chest x-ray demonstrates dextrocardia, hyperinflation of the lungs and extensive linear tram-track opacities suggestive of bronchiectasis.  In addition there is calcification of hilar nodes, best seen on the left. 


Single image from a CT of the chest confirms the presence of extensive bronchiectasis as well as a right sided heart. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of Kartagener syndrome. 

Case courtesy of: Dr Abhijit Datir

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Case information

rID: 9085
Case created: 16th Mar 2010
Last edited: 7th Sep 2017
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included