Sudipta Pandit, Sabyasachi Choudhury, Anirban Das, Sumitra Basuthakur, Sibes Kumar Das
Department of Chest Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
A young boy presented with cough and intermittent breathlessness for 3 months. He used to suffer from frequent cough and cold since childhood. Clinical examination revealed bilateral coarse basal crepitations and rhonchi. His apex beat was on right 5 th intercostal space in mid-clavicular line. Investigation revealed situs inversus, bi-lateral bronchiectasis, and chronic sinusitis. His semen analysis revealed the complete absence of sperm. The Saccharin test revealed impaired nasal ciliary movement. Considering all the finding, he was diagnosed as a case of Kartagener’s syndrome. We are reporting this case because of its rarity and rare presence of aspermia in Kartagener’s syndrome.
Keywords: Aspermia, bronchiectasis, dextrocardia, Kartagener′s syndrome, sinusitis