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Pan Afr Med J. 2011;8:31. Epub 2011 Mar 22.

The renal hydatid cyst: report on 4 cases.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, CHU Hassan II, Fes, Morocco.


The hydatid cyst is a frequent pathology in Morocco. All localizations are possible. However, renal hydatid cyst is still rare; it constitutes about 2.5% of all localizations. We report 4 cases admitted at the Department of Pediatric Surgery of the University Hospital of Fes in the period running from February 2004 to January 2008. The four patients were of ages ranging from 8 to 11 years old. Two of them had double localization in the kidney and liver. The imaging was the diagnostic tool of choice. The patients benefited from surgical treatment; two were treated using standard surgery while laparoscopic surgery was used in the next two. Anti-parasitic medication was associated in the post-surgery stage for a period of six months. The evolution was good for all the patients.


Hydatid cyst; Morocco; child; kidney

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