Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

Published: August 19, 2014
India-surgery

File photo: Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of an unborn child from its mother’s womb after 36 years. CP PHOTO/ Alliance Atlantis/ HO

VANCOUVER DESI

In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press Trust of India reported.

Kantabai Gunvant Thakre, 60, from Pipariya village in Madhya Pradesh, was suffering with consistent abdominal pain over the past two months.

According to PTI, doctors felt a lump in her lower abdominal region and on further examination, found it was made of hard calcified matter.

“It was after the patient underwent a MRI that the doctors could make out that the mass was in fact a child’s skeleton,” Dr Murtaza Akhtar, Head of Surgery, told PTI.

Thakre became pregnant in 1978, then aged 24, and the baby was growing outside the uterus. However, the pregnancy terminated midway.

According to doctors from N K P Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and the Lata Mangeshkar Hospital in Nagpur, who operated on Thakre, her case is possibly the longest a woman has retained remains of the unborn baby.

“We asked for a detailed medical history and the patient’s brother told us that in 1978 she was pregnant and had some complications,” Dr B S Gedam, who lead Thakre’s surgery, told PTI.

It is believed that Thakre was told to undergo surgery then, but fearing the operation she returned to her village.

Over the years, the skeleton between the uterus, intestines and the urinary bladder, stuck to the organs.

The bag of bones recently started causing her pain and urinary problems, leading her to the hospital.

The surgery was performed on August 14, Dr. Gedam told PTI, adding that the patient was recovering fast.

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