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Vol. 92. Issue 8.
Pages e45 (October 2014)
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Fernando Bazan
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, Aleksandar Radosevic, Guadalupe Aguilar, Juan Sanchez
Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
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A 48-year-old woman, who had had a previous right ectopic pregnancy that was operated on 25 years earlier, came to our hospital due to coxalgia. Radiography (Fig. 1) identified a calcified hypogastric mass. CT was performed due to suspected calcified uterine fibroid, teratoma, hydatid cyst or textiloma. A calcified tumor was detected that measured 9.5cm×5.2cm adjacent to the upper right side of the uterus (Fig. 2). On the bone window setting, the mass was seen to be a fetal skeleton that was at approximately 24 weeks of gestation (Fig. 3), compatible with lithopedion from an extrauterine pregnancy.

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For now, the patient has decided not to undergo surgery as the possible complications are infection, bowel obstruction, fistulas and hemorrhage.


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Please cite this article as: Bazan F, Radosevic A, Aguilar G, Sanchez J. Litopedion. Cir Esp. 2014;92:e45.

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