Evaluation of residual functional lung volume on Tc-99m DTPA aerosol ventilation and Tc-99m MAA perfusion scintigraphy in primary ciliary dyskinesia (Kartagener syndrome)

Clin Nucl Med. 2008 Dec;33(12):901-2. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31818bf348.


Kartagener syndrome is diagnosed as sinusitis, bronchitis (bronchiectasis), and situs inversus by the clinical features. It is a subclass of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) disease. A 12-year-old girl who had frequent upper and lower airway infections since birth, which was confirmed as Kartagener syndrome by HRCT imaging. We present the residual functional lung volume and mucociliary clearance findings seen on Tc-99m DTPA aerosol ventilation and Tc-99m MAA perfusion scintigraphy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aerosols
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kartagener Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Kartagener Syndrome / physiopathology*
  • Perfusion
  • Pulmonary Ventilation / physiology*
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Residual Volume
  • Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin*
  • Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Aerosols
  • Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin
  • Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate