Doctors in India were shocked to find a woman had been carrying a calcified foetus in her abdomen for the past 15 years.
The 52-year-old, who does not want to be named, terminated her pregnancy back then as her family allegedly did not approve of her having another child.
At the time, her obstetrician and gynaecologist treating her confirmed the baby was successfully aborted.
However, she went on to suffer abdominal pain over the years and visited several doctors, who only gave her painkillers and pills for acidity.
And for the last three years, she had been continually vomiting, raising alarm.
She then went to see a specialist who discovered the rare find – and has had a two-hour operation to remove the ‘fully grown stone baby’ as a medic described it.