Lithopaedion | Article about Lithopaedion by The Free Dictionary
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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.