Kartagener syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Renan Bastos Leite

Presentation

Patient reports 4 years of pain in right hemithorax. Two years ago he had a cough with yellowish sputum and hemoptysis. Presents with fever (not measured), dyspnea, and wheezing, worsening when in contact with dust and smoke. No weight loss.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
CT

Situs inversus totalis.

Airspace consolidation, associated with air bronchograms and cylindrical bronchiectasis, occupying almost all of the middle lobe.

Case Discussion

Kartagener syndrome is characterised by the clinical triad of:

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Case information

rID: 53695
Case created: 31st May 2017
Last edited: 17th Jun 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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