• Samuel Sisay Addis Ababa University, Department of Radiology
  • Eyoel Degafu
  • Yokabel Gorfu Addis Ababa University, Department of Radiology
  • Daniel Zewedneh Addis Ababa University, Department of Radiology


Kartagener's syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder that causes a defect in the action of the cilia lining the respiratory tract. Patients usually present with chronic recurrent rhinosinusitis, otitis media, pneumonia, and bronchiectasis caused by Pseudomonas infection. In this case report, we present a 12-year old female with Kartagener’s syndrome from Tikur Anbessa Teaching Hospital which to our knowledge is the first of it’s kind to be reported in Ethiopia. The clinical and imaging findings are discussed.

Key words: Kartagener’s syndrome, Situsinversus, Dextrocardia, Allergy, Bronchiectasis, Sinusitis.


Author Biographies

Eyoel Degafu

Addis Ababa University, Department of Radiology

Daniel Zewedneh, Addis Ababa University, Department of Radiology

Assocate prof of Radiology



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