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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 8, Issue 3, October 2013 pp 203-205

Case Report

The Lithopedion – An Unusual Case of an Abdominal Mass


G.Ramakrishna Reddy1, K.Venkat Ram Reddy2, P.Vishwanath Reddy3, B.Ananda Rama Rao4, Vikram K3

{1Professor, 2HOD and Professor, 3Resident, Department of Radiology} {4Professor, Department of General Surgery}

SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


We report the rare case of a lithopedion in 70 year old female with chief complaints of mass per vaginum. Diagnosis was confirmed by plain abdominal X-ray and computed tomography and patient consequently undergone laportomy. Women have retained the calcified fetus for 37 years. “Litho-”, the  Greek prefix meaning stone, and “-pedion”, the Greek suffix meaning “child,” creates a literal translation of lithopedion as “stone child”, “Lithopedion or stonebaby” is bony or calcified fetus resulting from an advanced ectopic pregnancy.