lithopedion

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lithopedion

[‚lith·ə′pē·dē‚än]
(medicine)
A retained fetus that has become calcified.
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Dr Kemer Ramirez said the doctor attending had suspected gallstones but X-rays revealed the calcified foetus - or lithopaedion - inside her body.
The woman is suffering from a rare case of lithopaedion or "stone baby", where the foetus does not develop in the uterus because it has moved elsewhere, the Daily Star reported.