Medical Case Studies

  • Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6532
  • DOI: 10.5897/MCS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 40


Kartagener’s syndrome- A case report

Jayita Poduval
  • Jayita Poduval
  • Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University Semeling, Bedong-08100, Malaysia.
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Murali Poduval
  • Murali Poduval
  • Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Malaysia.
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  • Article Number - BBBD259509
  • Vol.2(2), pp. 15-18, February 2011
  •  Accepted: 10 February 2011
  •  Published: 28 February 2011



Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is a genetic disorder with an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance.It is caused by a defect in the structure of cilia, due to which ciliary movement, and consequently, its function, are impaired.  Sinusitis, nasal polyposis, and otitis media with effusion are commonly seen among patients presenting to the otolaryngologist, and PCD should be considered as an aetiological factor in these cases, especially in the refractory ones. A case presenting to an otolaryngologist is described with a review of salient literature.


Key words: Nasal polyp, primary ciliary dyskinesia, Kartagener's syndrome.