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Case Report

Calcium stone lithoptysis in Kartagener's syndrome

Kazuo Suzukia  Tomosue Kajiwaraa  Akio Kasaia  Fumitoshi Yoshimineb  Takashi Hasegawac  Eiichi Suzukic 

aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Niigata Prefectural Muikamachi Hospital
bDepartment of Community Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
cDepartment of General Medicine, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital

ABSTRACT

A 60-year-old man was admitted to Niigata Prefectural Muikamachi Hospital for pneumonia. He had been diagnosed as Kartagener's syndrome because of situs inversus, chronic sinusitis, chronic otitis media, and bronchiectasis. After admission, he frequently reported calcite stone lithoptysis. There may be an association between lithoptysis and primary ciliary dyskinesia including Kartagener's syndrome because calcite stone formation must be a biomineralization response to chronic airway inflammation and retention of airway secretions.

KEYWORDS

Kartagener's syndrome  Primary ciliary dyskinesia  Broncholitiasis 

Received 19 Sep 2013 / Accepted 27 Nov 2013

AJRS, 3(2): 293-296, 2014

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