Departmental Bulletin Paper 男性不妊症精査中に発見されたKartagener 症候群の1例
A Case of Kartagener's Syndrome in Infertile Male Patients

森, 亘平  ,  湯村, 寧  ,  竹島, 徹平  ,  山中, 弘行  ,  黒田, 晋之介  ,  三條, 博之  ,  保田, 賢吾  ,  野口, 和美

61 ( 12 )  , pp.509 - 513 , 2015-12-31 , 泌尿器科紀要刊行会
The patient was a 33-year-old man attending the infertility clinic with primary infertility of 3 years duration. The semen examination showed oligozoospermia and suspected primary male infertility. He hada history of chronic sinusitis and respiratory disease. His chest X-ray showed dextrocardia. Abnormality of the ultrastructure of the cilia of the tract epithelium was found by electron microscopy, and further examination revealed bronchoectasis. We gave him a diagnosis of Kartagener syndrome from these findings. Kartagener syndrome consists of bronchiectasis, sinusitis and situs inversus and is considered a form of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). PCD is also a cause of motor impairment of sperm flagella. This case had successful in-vitro fertilization pregnancy with spermatozoa from the patient.

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