International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Radiology and Medical Imaging Sciences | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022

Kartagener's Syndrome: A Rare Case Report

Dr. Manohar Kachare | Dr. Akshay Satai | Dr. Avinash Ade | Dr. Shivani Dabhade

Abstract: Kartagener's syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. It is characterised by a Kartagener's triad of bronchiectasis, sinusitis and situs inversus. Its estimated incidence is approximately 1 in 30, 000 live births [1, 2]. It is a subgroup of primary ciliary dyskinesia. Here we present a case of 30 year old female who was brought to the emergency department with an alleged history of unknown compound consumption. On examination patient was having breathlessness, to investigate this the patient was advised HRCT Chest and ultrasonography of abdomen. On HRCT chest cystic bronchiectasis were observed and heart apex was noted on right side. On ultrasonography of abdomen situs inversus was observed. After performing CT head sinusitis was also observed and Kartagener's syndrome was diagnosed. On taking detailed history patient was married since 7 years and was unable conceive. Early diagnosis of this syndrome can help in early treatment of infertility and other associated conditionsin such patients.

Keywords: Bronchiectasis, Sinusitis, Situs inversus, Kartagener's syndrome, Dextrocardia

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,

Pages: 961 - 964

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