An 84-year-old woman, who was admitted to the hospital with severe abdominal pain in the Mexican state of Durango, was found to have a fetus in her belly.
As a result of the examination, it was determined that the fetus was about 40 years old, and the doctors stated that the baby developed up to 40 weeks outside the uterus as a result of an ectopic pregnancy, but remained in the woman’s womb due to the fact that the delivery did not take place despite the termination of the pregnancy.
Doctors also said that any surgical intervention to remove the fetus is risky because of the woman’s age.
It is defined as “Lithopedione” in the medical literature.
This interesting event is known as “Lithopedione” in the medical literature.
Litopedione, which is also called a stone baby and is seen very rarely, occurs because the baby dies in the womb during ectopic pregnancy, but cannot be excreted out of the body.
The baby remaining in the mother’s womb is calcified by the body’s protection mechanism over time, and the dead fetus is prevented from poisoning the mother.