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a hereditary syndrome consisting of dextrocardia, bronchiectasis, and sinusitis.
an inherited disorder characterized by bronchiectasis, chronic paranasal sinusitis, and transposed viscera, usually dextrocardia. Compare immotile cilia syndrome.
Kartagener's syndromeThe combination of congenital malfunction of the brush borders of the respiratory hair cells (cilia) with BRONCHIECTASIS, SINUSITIS and reversal (transposition) of the internal organs of the body. (Manes Kartagener, Swiss physician, b. 1897)
a hereditary syndrome of humans consisting of dextrocardia, bronchiectasis and sinusitis. Cases of a similar disease are reported in dogs. The disease is primarily a defect in cilia motility. See also primary ciliary dyskinesia.