Calcified fetus

Case contributed by Dr Morlie L Wang


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

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

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

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 15796
Published: 11th Nov 2011
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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