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Woman Found With 50-Year-Old Calcified Fetus in Abdomen

Doctors in Chile discovered a calcified and over fifty-year-old fetus inside the abdomen of 92-year-old patient, according to CBS News. Local reports speculated the cause to be related to a botched abortion or lies told to the woman regarding inoperable tumor. The condition, lithopedion, occurs when a fetus dies during pregnancy and is mummified outside of the uterus. The woman’s doctors said that removing the fetus would be too dangerous of a procedure given her age and will not attempt to remove it.

 

Read the article published by CBS News.