Baby is found growing inside a woman's liver
December 20, 2021 | 2 comments
Ectopic pregnancies of the liver are extremely rare. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Doctors were shocked to discover an extremely rare type of ectopic pregnancy in a patient's liver.
The case was highlighted recently in a viral TikTok video by Dr Michael Narvey - a paediatrician at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba in Canada.
"I thought I had seen it all - a 33-year-old woman comes in with a 14-day history of menstrual bleeding and 49 days since her last menstrual period," he said.
"What they find in the liver is this: a baby. She had an ectopic pregnancy in her liver."
"We see these sometimes in the abdomen but never in the liver. This is a first for me."
The video has since been viewed over 3.5 million times.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg inadvertently becomes implanted in the fallopian tube, however on extremely rare occasions it can even fall out of the tube entirely and end up somewhere else - which in this particular case happened to be the liver.
Such a pregnancy is so rare in fact that only 14 cases were recorded between 1965 and 1999.
Sadly, in this particularly case, the foetus had to be removed to save the woman's life.
She is now recovering and is believed to be doing ok.
Source: Lad Bible
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