E. L. OVERHOLT; D. F. BAUMAN, M.D.
Kartagener described the triad of situs inversus, bronchiectasis and chronic sinusitis in 1933.1 Isolated instances of the syndrome had previously been reported by Siewert2 and by Gunther.3 Recently, emphasis has been laid on other associated errors of development, notably those of nasal sinuses other than absent, or small, frontal sinuses.4, 5 Individuals with dextrocardia without situs inversus, but associated with bronchiectasis and sinusitis, have been generally accepted as valid cases of this syndrome.6 Bergstrom et al.7 reviewed the literature through 1949 and collected 80 cases, adding two of their own. They described a family in which two siblings presented Kartagener's
OVERHOLT EL, BAUMAN DF. VARIANTS OF KARTAGENERS SYNDROME IN THE SAME FAMILY1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:574–579. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-3-574
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(3):574-579.
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