40-year-old foetus found inside an elderly woman

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A 40-year-old foetus has been discovered inside an 82-year-old woman who came into a hospital in Bogota with abdominal pain

A 40-year-old foetus has been found in the body of an 82-year-old woman. The Colombian woman went to hospital in Bogota suffering from abdominal pain.

40-year-old foetus found inside an elderly woman

It was only then that doctors discovered the calcified foetus or lithopaedian inside her body.

Lithopaedian, also known as stone baby, is a rare syndrome that can occur when the foetus 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 foetus.

The stone baby can then remain undiagnosed for decades.

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

#The Telegraph

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