Monday, September 28, 2015

40 year old fetus found in 82 year old grandmother

A 82-year-old grandmother in Bogota, Colombia, presented a strange medical condition when doctors found a 40-year-old fetus in her stomach. The incident began when the grandmother was rushed to hospital in Tunjuelito, Bogota, because she was suffering from severe stomach pain.
Radiographic tests confirmed that the strange object was a fetus that had turned into a tumor. This condition is called Lithopedion; a rare phenomenon where a fetus grows not in the uterus but in the stomach. The body attacks the fetus in the stomach as it is considered a foreign body.

The fetus is encased in a calcified membrane and becomes a tumor in the abdominal cavity.