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Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2006 Sep;35(5):386-9.

Kartagener syndrome.

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  • 1Department of Oral Radiology, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas - UNICAMP, - Sáo Paulo, Brazil. mscasanova@uol.com.br

Abstract

Kartagener syndrome (KS), an autosomal recessively inherited disease, is characterized by the triad of situs inversus, bronchiectasis and sinusitis. This disorder affects the activity of proteins important to the movement of cilia, especially in the respiratory tract and the spermatozoa, developing a series of systemic alterations, which can be diagnosed through radiographic examination. The aim of this paper is to describe a clinical case of this unusual pathology, including a brief literature review, emphasising the radiographic aspects of this pathology and stressing the importance of early diagnosis, which could be determined by an oral radiologist.

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