Lithopedion is an abnormality that occurs when a fetus dies during an ectopic or abdominal pregnancy. ‘Litho’ is the Greek prefix meaning stone, and ‘pedion’ is the greek suffix meaning child which translated to stone child. This “stone baby” is a rare occurrence. Only 300 known cases have been reported.
This Wiki is here to introduce the rare condition known as a Lithopedion Pregnancy by covering the following questions:
- What is a Lithopedion?
- How is it different from normal pregnancy? Ectopic pregnancy?
- How does a lithopedion pregnancy form?
- What are the consequences of a lithopedion pregnancy?
- Who is affected by this condition?
- What are possible treatments?
- Case studies of individuals who had lithopedion pregnancies.