Imagine those years. I don’t know how something like this may impact her body, he said. The rare condition is called lithopedion and occurs when a developing fetus dies during being pregnant and then mummifies outside the uterus. Previous instances, including one case 2 yrs ago in Colombia, have also involved older women being unsure of of the fetus’ existence until decades later. Doctors at the Claudio Vicuna Medical center sent Melendez home and said they will not attempt to remove the fetus, due to the dangers of operating on older people woman.S.Larsen, M.D., William L. Carroll, M.D., Nyla A. Heerema, Ph.D., Andrew J. Carroll, Ph.D., Man Grayson, M.D., Sarah K. Tasian, M.D., Andrew S. Moore, M.D., Frank Keller, M.D., Melissa Frei-Jones, M.D., James A. Whitlock, M.D., Elizabeth A. Raetz, M.D., Deborah L. Light, Ph.D., Timothy P. Hughes, M.D., Jaime M. Guidry Auvil, Ph.D., Malcolm A. Smith, M.D., Guido Marcucci, M.D., Clara D. Bloomfield, M.D.D., Jessica Kohlschmidt, Ph.D., Wendy Stock, M.D., Steven M. Kornblau, M.D., Marina Konopleva, M.D., Elisabeth Paietta, Ph.D., Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., Sima Jeha, M.D., Mary V. Relling, Pharm.D., William E. Evans, Pharm.D., Daniela S. Gerhard, Ph.D., Julie M. Gastier-Foster, Ph.D., Elaine Mardis, Ph.D., Richard K. Wilson, Ph.D., Mignon L. Loh, M.D., James R. Downing, M.D., Stephen P.