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South African Journal of Surgery

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Abstract

EDE, J. et al. The lithopedion - an unusual cause of an abdominal mass. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2011, vol.49, n.3, pp. 140-141. ISSN 2078-5151.

We report the rare case of a lithopedion in an asymptomatic 69-year-old woman. Diagnosis was confirmed by plain abdominal X-ray. In view ofthe patient's age and symptomatology, we opted for conservative management with regular abdominal examination and imaging.

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