Woman with abdominal pain has 40-year-old unborn child inside her

Woman with abdominal pain has 40-year-old unborn child inside her

A woman from Columbia reported stomach pain to her physician and doctors determined she had inside of her a 40-year-old unborn child who had died internally.

The 82-year-old, from Bogota, had what is known as ‘lithopedion’ – otherwise known as a “stone baby.” That is a condition that happens when the fetus develops outside the womb. The mother will now undergo surgery to have the baby removed.

From the story:

A Colombian woman suffering from stomach pain was found to have a 40-year-old fetus inside her. The 82-year-old, from Bogota, had what is known as ‘lithopedion’, or stone baby, when the unborn child develops outside the womb.

The woman was originally thought to be suffering from a stomach bug, NTD TV reports. But an scans revealed lithopedion, where the fetus becomes calcified.There are fewer than 300 cases reported in medical literature.

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