“I didn’t know for 35 years”… A mother who lives in the womb of a mummified baby

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湲 蹂肄

[아시아경제 나예은 기자] The story of a 75-year-old Algerian woman who carried a mummified fetus inside her body for 35 years was reported.

On the 26th (local time), the British daily The Sun reported the story of a 73-year-old woman saying that a rare case of a stone fetus was found in a medical room in Skikda, eastern Algeria.

In the meantime, the woman, who had been living her daily life without feeling any symptoms, felt sudden abdominal pain and received a hospital check-up. As a result of the examination, he found out that he was holding a 7-month-old, 4.5-pound (about 2 kg) stone fetus in his womb.

Stone fetuses occur mainly when a dead fetus cannot be delivered, such as an ectopic pregnancy. A dead fetus cannot be excreted from the body and calcification proceeds to become a stone fetus.

“The immune system allows our body to calcify a dead fetus,” said Dr. Kim Garsi, director of the Cleveland nonprofit medical group. .

The woman was found to have been carrying a calcified fetus for 35 years after miscarriage of a 7-month-old child when she was young. However, it is said that he lived without feeling any abnormality in his body.

Meanwhile, stone fetuses are so rare that about 300 cases have been reported around the world over 400 years. In 2013, a 40-year-old stone fetus was discovered in an 82-year-old woman in Colombia. The woman went to the hospital for pelvic pain and confirmed it after taking an X-ray.

Also, a 60-year-old woman in India who had been suffering from abdominal pain for more than two months went to the hospital in 2015 and found a 36-year-old Seok fetus in her womb.


Reporter Na Ye-eun [email protected]


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