Kartagener syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


Chronic cough.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Female

An X-ray scout demonstrate reversed cardiac apex with elevated left hemidiaphragm

Situs inversus manifests with reversed position of the cardiac apex, aortic arch, liver and spleen associated with localized cylindrical bronchiectatic changes seen at the lingula of the left lung... suggestive of Kartagener syndrome.

Case Discussion

CT images demonstrate typical findings of Kartagener syndrome. A situs abnormality together with lingular bronchiectasis should raise the diagnosis of the syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 61545
Published: 8th Jul 2018
Last edited: 26th Nov 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Zagazig University Hospital

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