Occasional tachypnoea. Total situs inversus, nasal polyposis.
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Bronchiectasis of the varicose type is present in all the bronchi of the "left" lung located in the right hemithorax, and in the "right" lung middle lobe bronchi in the left hemithorax (i.e. situs inversus). In addition, abdominal situs inversus mediastinalenal shift to the right are observed.
Kartagener syndrome is characterised by the clinical triad of:
- Situs inversus
- Nasal polyposis
In addition, CT demonstrates:
- mosaic perfusion
- impacted mucus in bronchioles
Eventually, scarring may result from recurrent infections.