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Lithopedion

Lithopaedian


Presentation

  • The patient presented with a repeated episode of rectal perforation and the tumour had spread to colon, small intestine, omentum, mesentery and right ovary.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • We present the case of a young woman undergoing laparoscopy for infertility during which a lithopedion was discovered.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Abstract An 80‐year‐old Black, South African woman presented in the outpatient department with severe abdominal pain. Ultrasound examination revealed a large echogenic mass (20 20 cm) in the right upper quadrant.[doi.org]
  • We present a case of lithopedion. In a 76 year-old female suffering from cervical neoplasm, total abdominal hysterectomy was performed for the lesion and the lithopedion was found incidentally.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • We present the case of a pregnant woman aged 28 years old, treated in the Service of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the General Hospital of Bengo (Republic of Angola), who presented an abdominal ectopic pregnancy in epigastric projection (lithopedion) coinciding[medigraphic.com]
Inflammation
  • Recovery may follow the artificial extraction of the foreign body, or death may result from inflammation and the discharge of pus.[ipc-sydney.com]
  • At 61, she was hospitalized for chest inflammation and died shortly after.[en.wikipedia.org]
Italian
  • I do NOT want to ask what "lithopedion" has to do with "Free XXX Nun Sex ," " Fat Italian Women Nude ," or "Gay Twinks Fucked Till They Bleed." I shit you not.[everything2.com]
Collapse
  • […] obstetrics and diseases of women and children, Volume 14, Issues 1-2, p. 331, which states Sometimes the foregoing inflammatory changes do not occur as the result of the death of the fetus, in which case the fluid contents of the sac is reabsorbed, the walls collapse[ipc-sydney.com]
Severe Abdominal Pain
  • The patient recalled having experienced a severe abdominal pain about 50 years before. Her physician had felt "a benign tumor" in her pelvis at that time, indicating that the stone child had retained in the maternal peritoneal cavity for 50 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Abstract An 80‐year‐old Black, South African woman presented in the outpatient department with severe abdominal pain. Ultrasound examination revealed a large echogenic mass (20 20 cm) in the right upper quadrant.[doi.org]
  • The patient recalled having experienced a severe abdominal pain about 50 years before.[madsci.org]
Acute Abdomen
  • METHODS AND RESULTS: A 35-year-old female presented with acute abdomen and peritonitis following rectal perforation. The patient gave a history of 5 months amenorrhoea followed by vaginal bleeding 5 years prior to admission.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Failure to Thrive
  • Fred Ferri’s popular "5 books in 1" format provides quick guidance on menorrhagia, Failure to Thrive (FTT), Cogan’s syndrome, and much more.[books.google.com]
Hyperkeratosis
  • […] in utero; called also lithopedion. fetus in fe tu a small, imperfect fetus, incapable of independent life, contained within the body of another fetus. harlequin fetus an infant with a severe and dramatic form of congenital ichthyosis, manifested by hyperkeratosis[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

Workup

  • Robin Medhi, Banashree Nath and Mangal Mallick , Lithopedion diagnosed during infertility workup: a case report , SpringerPlus , 3 , 1 , (151) , (2014) . Daniel Ramos-Andrade, Catarina Ruivo, M. Antónia Portilha, Jorge B.[doi.org]

Treatment

  • There is no current treatment at this time for the calcification of a fetus and many unknowns still exist on the process of calcification of a fetus (Bonucci, 2007).[lithopedionbaby.wordpress.com]
  • […] mesenteric mass. 8178256 - Mesenteric cysts in children. 2160906 - Malignant mixed müllerian tumor of the oviduct. 16439776 - Galactoceles mimicking suspicious solid masses on sonography. 745736 - The role of computed axial tomography in the diagnosis and treatment[biomedsearch.com]
  • There have been controversies on the treatment of lithopedion. Although some cases are stable for a long time, the morbidity increases when the operation is performed in an elderly patient.[doi.org]
  • Treatment is by surgical extirpation/removal. NOTES; 1. Costa SD, Presley J, Bastert G. Advanced abdominal pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol Surv 1991;46:515-25. 2. Frayer CA, Hibbert ML.[impocity.blogspot.com]
  • Terrified of an operation, the young mother fled home and sought treatment for the pain in a small clinic near the village where she lived. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view.[independent.co.uk]

Prognosis

  • We reviewed the literature on the theme and developed an exposition of the disease clinical characteristics, diagnosis, management and prognosis. Key words: lithopedion, ectopic pregnancy, abdominal pregnancy.[medigraphic.com]
  • We reviewed the literature on the theme and developed an exposition of the disease clinical characteristics, diagnosis, management and prognosis. Key words: lithopedion, ectopic pregnancy, abdominal pregnancy. REFERENCIAS Oliva Rodríguez JA.[new.medigraphic.com]

Etiology

  • MeSH Aged Calcinosis Female Fetal Death Humans Pregnancy Pregnancy, Abdominal Radiography, Abdominal Time Factors Tomography, X-Ray Computed Ultrasonography Pub Type(s) Case Reports Journal Article Language fre PubMed ID 9757296 TY - JOUR T1 - [A rare etiology[unboundmedicine.com]
  • A rare etiology of abdominal calcifications: lithopedion. J Radiol 1998;79:683-686. [ Links ] 3. Zvandasara P. Advanced extrauterine pregnancy. Cent Afr J Med 1995;41:28-34. [ Links ][scielo.org.za]

Prevention

  • Rapidly find the answers you need with separate sections on diseases and disorders, differential diagnosis, clinical algorithms, laboratory results, and clinical preventive services, plus an at-a-glance format that uses cross-references, outlines, bullets[books.google.com]
  • The fetus calcifies on the outside, shielding the mother's body from the dead tissue of the fetus, preventing infection. Date: Lithopedion was donated in 1888.[flickr.com]
  • The presence of the lithopedion does not prevent pregnancy from taking place. In some cases, it may, after years, excite suppuration – a result which is fostered, according to Spiegelberg, by pregnancy and labor.[ipc-sydney.com]
  • As protection, the mother's body deposits calcium to the baby in order to prevent infection, which makes the stone baby appear to be mummified. The case of lithopaedion babies is but not unheard of.[travelerstoday.com]

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