Lithopedion with seven years of evolution: Case Report

 

Warfa K.1 MBChB, Konya W.P.2 MBChB,MMed (ObGyn), 1-Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya. 2-St Mary’s Hospital, Nairobi. Correspondence: Dr. Khadija Warfa, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Aga Khan University, P.O. Box 30270, Nairobi, Kenya. Email: khadija.warfa@aku.edu

 

Summary

Lithopedion is derived from the Greek words lithos, meaning stone, and paidion, meaning child. It describes an extrauterine fetus that has become calcified. It requires the presence of a medically undetected extrauterine pregnancy with continued asepsis of the products of conception. Earliest case of a lithopedion was described in 1582. To date 330 cases have been reported in literature. We report the case of a seven year calcified abdominal pregnancy in a woman on follow-up for mental illness. The case brings to light the benefits of thorough history and physical examination.

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