Kartagener's syndrome is a rare genetic disorder of ciliated epithelial cells associated with recurrent respiratory tract infections, bronchiectasis, and situs inversus. In some patients, the accumulation of airway secretions and recurrent infections lead to end-stage lung disease, for which lung transplantation is the only effective treatment. Anatomical variations, such as dextrocardia and pulmonary situs inversus, make the procedure challenging, yet feasible with certain technical modifications and careful preparation of donor lungs. We report a case of bilateral lung transplantation without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass in a patient with Kartagener's syndrome while describing important technical details of the operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e337-e339
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2019


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