A stone fetus was found inside of a 76-year-old woman at the General Hospital in Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province on March 22.
Scans revealed that the woman experienced lithopedion, a condition in which a fetus develops outside of the womb and becomes calcified over time. The calcification revealed decades of the condition.
We initially believed she had a stomach bug, said Dr. Le Quang Vinh, the hospital’s deputy director.
Doctors promptly conducted surgery to remove the fetus which was comprised mostly of dead tissue.