Colombian Woman Carrying 40-year-old Calcified Fetus In Her Abdomen


Doctors in Colombia made a shocking discovering after admitting an elderly woman to a Bogota hospital for abdominal pain. 

According to NTD, the 82-year-old woman was thought to be suffering from gastro-enteritis, an infectious form of diarrhea. What they found instead was much more gruesome.

A radiography exam at Bogota’s Tunjuelito Hospital led to the discovery of a 40-year-old fetus in her abdomen. 

The woman suffers from a rare condition in which a woman carries a lithopedion, or a “stone baby.” A lithopedion occurs when an unborn child develops outside the womb. In this case, the fetus developed in her abdomen which is not a viable place for it to grow. 

The woman must undergo surgery to have the calcified fetus removed. 

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