Kartagener syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Amro Omar


59 year-old female with cough and recurrent chest infection


Non enahnced CT images (scout, lung mediastinal windows) demonstrate the mirror-image anatomy of the viscera in situs inversus. The heart and great vessels are a mirror image of their normal anatomy. The left hemithorax contains a trilobed lung, whereas the right hemithorax contains a bilobed lung. The liver and gallbladder are on the left side, and the spleen and stomach are on the right side. Traction and cystic bronchiectatic changes are also important findings. 

Case Discussion

The combination of findings are consistent with Kartagener syndrome

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Case information

rID: 12657
Case created: 28th Dec 2010
Last edited: 28th Sep 2015
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