82-year-old Colombian Woman Carrying 40-year-old Fetus Inside Her
Jon | On 12, Dec 2013
An 82-year-old Colombian woman went to the hospital with stomach pain and doctors informed her that she was carrying a 40-year-old lithopedion, or ‘stone baby.’
The situation resulted from an ectopic pregnancy where a fetus is conceived outside the uterus in the abdomen. If the baby becomes too large to be absorbed back into the body, it undergoes a process of mummification, with barriers of calcium protecting the mother from the decaying fetus.
There are only about 300 documented cases of stone baby in medical literature.
We wish the woman a very speedy recovery!
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