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Incidental finding of multiple pulmonary and cardiac hydatid cysts.
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  • Jaafar Rhissassi,
  • hanae bouhdadi,
  • Hicham Wazaren,
  • Wafae Elaamadi,
  • Mohammed Bouchikh,
  • Mohammed Laaroussi
Jaafar Rhissassi
Ibn Sina Hospital
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hanae bouhdadi
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Hicham Wazaren
Ibn Sina Hospital
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Wafae Elaamadi
Ibn Sina Hospital
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Mohammed Bouchikh
Ibn Sina Hospital
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Mohammed Laaroussi
Ibn Sina Hospital
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Abstract

Background Cardiac hydatid cyst is a rare parasitic disease. Since it may be associated with fatal complications, early diagnosis and treatment of a cardiac hydatid cyst is very important, however, it may stay asymptomatic for a long time, until they reveal themselves being perforated into cardiac chambers and/or pulmonary artery or systemic circulation. Case presentation: We report a case of a young asymptomatic boy, who underwent a routine chest x ray in a pre employment check up in whom we discovered a multiple pulmonary lesions and a right ventricle hydatid cyst. He then underwent a successful treatment Conclusion Due to the high risk of associated complications, cardiac hydatid cysts should be removed surgically, even in asymptomatic patients.