40-Year-Old Fetus Found Inside Elderly Woman


Pregnancy is terrifying. Via the Telegraph:

A 40-year-old fetus has been found in the body of an 82-year-old woman.

The Colombian woman went to hospital in Bogota suffering from abdominal pain. It was only then that doctors discovered the calcified fetus or lithopaedian inside her body.

Lithopaedian, also known as stone baby, is a rare syndrome that can occur when the fetus implants outside the uterus. If the baby becomes too large to be absorbed back into the body, it undergoes a process of mummification, with barriers of calcium protecting the mother from the decaying fetus. The stone baby can then remain undiagnosed for decades.

The 82-year-old woman has now been transferred to another hospital to undergo surgery.

7 Comments on "40-Year-Old Fetus Found Inside Elderly Woman"

  1. Was it wrapped in gold foil?

    If so, she could be one of the Illuminati!

  2. skywryter | Dec 14, 2013 at 2:16 am |

    There’s a horror film in this.

    • Calypso_1 | Dec 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm |

      I was thinking a Tales from the Crypt short.
      Have you ever seen the Danish film “The Kingdom”?


    • Calypso_1 | Dec 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm |

      Whoever the surgeon is, I can already envision the empty liquor bottle and blank, twitchy stare.

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