Pan African Medical Journal

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A case of Kartagener syndrome with rhinolalia clausa

Mohammed Raoufi, Hicham Sator, Jawad Lahma, Ali El Ayoubi, Sophia Nitassi, Abdelilah Oujilal, Mohammed Anas Benbouzid, Leila Essakalli, Hanane Elouazzani, Ismail Abderrahmane Rhorfi, Ahmed Abid


Kartagener syndrome is an autosomal recessive genetic ciliary disorder comprising of a classic triad of sinusitis, situs inversus and bronchiectasis. It's the one of primary ciliary dyskinesia disorders with manifestations present from childhood. Most patients of PCD have situs inversus. We present a case of 18 year-old women with recurrent lower and upper respiratory tracts infections, and rhinolalia clausa.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23
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