TOCATINS, Brazil, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A 44-year-old fetus was discovered calcified in an 84-year-old woman's gut.
It's known as a "stone baby," and it was discovered by X-rays when a woman came to the hospital complaining of severe stomach pains and dizziness. The woman said she had been pregnant decades ago but assumed she miscarried; after suffering severe pain her stomach stopped growing and she could no longer feel the baby move. Doctors estimate the baby died 20-28 weeks into her pregnancy.
The woman says she does not want the fetus removed despite the health complications, and doctors plan to keep a close eye on her condition. There have only been about 300 cases of stone babies reported since the 16th century.