lithopedion

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lithopedion

[‚lith·ə′pē·dē‚än]
(medicine)
A retained fetus that has become calcified.
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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.
Dr Kemer Ramirez said the doctor attending had suspected gallstones but X-rays revealed the calcified foetus - or lithopaedion - inside her body.