Lung transplantation in Kartagener's syndrome

J Heart Lung Transplant. Jul-Aug 1994;13(4):724-6.


Kartagener's syndrome is associated with bronchiectasis and situs inversus and may offer an indication for lung transplantation. One case of heart and lung transplantation has been published that stresses the necessity for a modified surgical procedure creating a large single atrium to manage the situs inversus. We performed a double lung transplantation in a 46-year-old patient with this disease. No technical modifications for the different anatomic relationship were necessary; discrepancies of the bronchial lumina were easily overcome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Kartagener Syndrome / diagnostic imaging
  • Kartagener Syndrome / surgery*
  • Lung Transplantation / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / surgery


  • Immunosuppressive Agents