Document Type : Case report


1 Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

2 Departments of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

3 Department of Anatomical Science, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran


Hydatid cyst, a common ailment affecting both humans and animals, has the potential to develop in various anatomical locations, with the liver and lungs being the primary sites of occurrence. Individuals in endemic regions, particularly those involved in livestock farming, face an increased risk of exposure to this parasitic disease. The cysts can concurrently manifest in multiple areas of the body, highlighting the intricate nature of their presentation. Despite often being asymptomatic, early detection of hydatid cysts is crucial for effective intervention. Diagnostic tools such as ultrasound, CT scans, and serological tests play a pivotal role in identifying these cysts, even without overt symptoms. The insidious progression of hydatid cysts allows them to persist asymptomatically over prolonged periods, posing a latent threat. However, the rupture of these cysts, whether spontaneous or triggered by external factors, can result in severe consequences, potentially leading to fatality. This study reports a compelling case involving a 41-year-old woman investigating the causes of infertility. Through comprehensive examinations, multiple hydatid cysts were serendipitously discovered in her liver, spleen, and kidneys. This case underscores the diverse anatomical locations these cysts can occupy and emphasizes the significance of vigilant diagnostic approaches, even in individuals initially presenting with unrelated concerns such as infertility.