At The Age Of 92, This Woman Discovered What She’d Been Carrying In Her Body For 50 Years

After a fall, a 92-year-old woman is sent to the hospital where doctors make a bizzare discovery on her X-ray image. She’s been carrying something in her abdomen for over 50 years. The scientific name for this phenomenon is Lithopedion and it has been diagnosed merely 300 times in the history of medicine.

At the age of 92, this woman has recently found out that she’s carrying a 50-year-old foetus in her body. After a fall, the Chilean went to the hospital and doctors informed her about this strange discovery. The elderly lady could not believe it.

Doctors assumed it was a tumour at first

50 years ago, the lady had already visited a doctor regarding the bulge. But back then, doctors didn’t immediately know it was an ‘unborn’ child and suspected a different condition.

‘They told me that I had a tumour,’ said the 92-year-old to the BBC News. She’s been living with it for over 40 years.

It was only when she went to the hospital because of a fall that the doctors saw her X-ray image and were able to solve the mystery. Calcified foetuses, also called ‘stone babies’, are extremely rare. Until now, only 300 cases have been documented in the history of medicine.

Doctors finally discovered what was living inside this woman for 50 years Doctors finally discovered what was living inside this woman for 50 years