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article imageDoctors remove 38-year-old baby skeleton from woman's abdomen

By Michael Thomas     Aug 21, 2014 in Health
A 62-year-old Indian woman went to the hospital complaining of stomach pain and discovered that the cause was a 38-year-old baby skeleton.
As Gawker reports, Jyoti Kumar had an ectopic pregnancy — a term for when a pregnancy occurs outside the uterus — when she was 24. Doctors told her that an operation would be needed to help save her life, but she was terrified at the idea of operating on her so she fled and went to a small clinic to help ease her pain.
Months later, after the pain subsided, Kumar assumed there was nothing more to worry about.
That was then, but this year Kumar visited the NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences in Nagpur, India, complaining of constant stomach pain. Doctors discovered a lump on her side that was made of hard, calcified matter. At first doctors thought it could be cancer.
"After she went for an MRI and CT scan we could make out that it was actually a matured skeleton encapsulated in a calcified sac," Dr Murtaza Akhtar, the hospital's head of surgery, told the Daily Mail.
The mass was stuck to several of her organs, including the uterus, intestines and bladder, and as a result of the pressure on her urinary system, her kidney functions were compromised. The medical team successfully removed the mass.
Doctors believe Kumar's case has set the record for the longest ectopic pregnancy.
Earlier this year, doctors removed a 44-year-old fetus from an 84-year-old woman.
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