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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 80-82

Kartagener's syndrome presenting with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax: A rare case report


Department of Respiratory Medicine, Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. R Anand
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Madurai - Tuticorin Ring Road, Anuppanadi, Madurai - 625 009, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/japt.japt_31_22

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Kartagener's syndrome (KS) is a part of a larger family of diseases classified as primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). The triad of KS consists of bronchiectasis, chronic sinusitis, and situs inversus, which is likely underdiagnosed, as a limited amount of centers have resources to provide an accurate diagnosis. Symptoms are more prevalent in children that too in the first decade of life. Pneumothorax might be one of the rare complications of the PCD. A review of literature revealed that few patients are diagnosed with PCD complicated with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax. In this case report, we describe a PCD patient with spontaneous pneumothorax and how we treated him in our institution.


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