Incidental finding of multiple pulmonary and cardiac hydatid cysts.
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.