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Coronary artery bypass surgery in a patient with Kartagener syndrome: a case report and literature review

By Ioannis Bougioukas, Dimitrios Mikroulis, Bernhard Danner, Lukman Lawal, Savvas Eleftheriadis, George Bougioukas and Vassilios Didilis


Kartagener syndrome consists of congenital bronchiectasis, sinusitis, and total situs inversus in half of the patients. A patient diagnosed with Kartagener syndrome was reffered to our department due to 3-vessel coronary disease. An off-pump coronary artery bypass operation was performed using both internal thoracic arteries and a saphenous vein graft. We performed a literature review for cases with Kartagener syndrome, coronary surgery and dextrocardia. Although a few cases of dextrocardia were found in the literature, no case of Kartagener syndrome was mentioned

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