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Skeletal remains of mummified foetus for 36 years in mother's abdomen.

Authors
  • Gedam, B S
  • Shah, Yunus
  • Deshmukh, Shahaji
  • Bansod, Prasad Y
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
7C
Pages
109–111
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2014.10.074
PMID: 25647606
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Lithopedion is a rare event that occurs in 0.0054% of all gestations.(1) According to one report there are only about 330 known cases of stone baby in the world (Gang sung, Min Lee et al., 2010). About 1.5-1.8% of the abdominal babies develop into lithopedion. We report a 60-year-old female with pain and lump in lower abdomen since 2 months. Possibility of tumour was on evaluation. Eventually a mass containing foetal skeleton was found in her abdomen which was traced to her pregnancy 36 years back.

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