International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 208--210

An unusual case of retained abdominal pregnancy for 36 years in a postmenopausal woman


Kajal Ramendranath Mitra1, Chetana Ramesh Ratnaparkhi1, Bapuji Shrawan Gedam2, Kushal Ashok Tayade1 
1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Digdoh Hills, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgery, Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Digdoh Hills, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Chetana Ramesh Ratnaparkhi
Plot No. 82, New Indira Colony Bhagwan Nagar, Nagpur - 440 027, Maharashtra
India

Abdominal pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy which occurs due to ruptured uterine or tubal pregnancy into the abdomen. Fetal loss is a common complication of these pregnancies and patient presents with acute abdominal pain which is a surgical emergency. Another rare but established complication of this ectopic pregnancy is fetal demise with the dead fetus being retained in the abdomen. It gets macerated and mummified over a period of time and is mostly detected incidentally during imaging. Radiological imaging has hallmark appearances of such a macerated fetus showing multiple fetal parts embedded in a calcified sac termed as lithopedion or stone baby. We report a unique case of retained abdominal pregnancy for 36 years in a 60-year-old postmenopausal female presented with abdominal pain and difficulty in micturition. Computed tomography showed multiple fetal bones in the abdomen surrounded by a membrane which was surprisingly not calcified.


How to cite this article:
Mitra KR, Ratnaparkhi CR, Gedam BS, Tayade KA. An unusual case of retained abdominal pregnancy for 36 years in a postmenopausal woman.Int J App Basic Med Res 2015;5:208-210


How to cite this URL:
Mitra KR, Ratnaparkhi CR, Gedam BS, Tayade KA. An unusual case of retained abdominal pregnancy for 36 years in a postmenopausal woman. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 28 ];5:208-210
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