Kartagener syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Hanisalam

Presentation

A 25-year-old female known case of Kartagener syndrome presented with recurrent chest infection and chronic sinusitis.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

The cardiac apex and gastric bubble on the right side, with multiple bilateral rounded variable sided lucencies, more marked in the lower zones, representing bronchiectesis. The paranasal sinuses are opacified. 

Modality: CT

CT chest: Bilateral extensive broncial dilatation, having thick walls, some of them are filled with mucus, mostly seen in the lower lobes, right middle lobe and lingula of the left upper lobe. Right lower lobe consolidation is seen. Tree-in-bud pattern is seen on both sides. 

Paranasal sinus CT: Small and under developed sinuses, which are opacified. 

Interpretation: CT images show paranasal sinuses disease, situs invesus, and extensive bronchiectesis. Features are consistent with Kartagener syndrome. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 9118
Case created: 18th Mar 2010
Last edited: 30th Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.