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Calcified fetus

Case contributed by Dr Morlie L Wang


X-ray of KUB region done for non-specific colicky pain.

Patient Data:

Age: 34
Gender: Female
Race: Other
Modality: X-ray

A large calcified structure, is seen with curvatures and features similar to fetal morphology.

Case Discussion:

A case of calcified fetus aka lithopedion baby or "stone" baby. This is extremely rare and is due to an old unrecognised abdominal ectopic pregnancy. 

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