Her child told Reuters he's concerned about the fitness of his mother. Imagine those years. I have no idea how something like this could affect her body, he said. The rare condition is named lithopedion and occurs when a developing fetus dies during pregnancy and then mummifies beyond your uterus. Previous instances, including one case 2 yrs ago in Colombia, have also involved older women not knowing of the fetus' existence until decades later. Doctors at the Claudio Vicuna Hospital sent Melendez home and said they shall not attempt to remove the fetus, due to the risks of operating on the elderly woman..The researchers analyzed 834 open up and 862 laparoscopic surgeries performed at 14 VA medical centers between 1999 and 2001 to repair inguinal, or groin, hernias, the most common type. In two years of follow-up, the laparoscopic group had a 10-% recurrence price and 39-% complication rate, in comparison to about 5 % and 33 % for the open-surgery group. The laparoscopic patients were even more had and active less pain in the two weeks following the operation, but these elements leveled off for both groups within 90 days. Laparoscopic surgery uses pencil-thin tubes fitted with slicing tools and miniature cams that enable the cosmetic surgeon to see in the abdomen or pelvis. The procedure uses a few tiny cuts; open surgery requires a single incision about three inches longer.