Ectopic pregnancy in liver: Paediatrician shares extremely rare complication on TikTok -Kidspot

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The body sure can do marvelous things. It can also do some pretty weird stuff too. 

A paediatrician has shared a video to TikTok, explaining a bizarre ectopic pregnancy that he witnessed, but it wasn’t where you’d expect.

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Dr Narvey shows the foetus, but it’s not in the uterus. Source: TikTok/nicu_musings.

“Where is this ectopic pregnancy?”

US paediatrician, Dr Michael Narvey share a video to TikTok showing an ectopic pregnancy that grew inside a woman’s liver.

“Where is this ectopic pregnancy? Believe it or not!” he captioned the TikTok where he describes what happened.

“I thought I’d seen it all,” he says in the now-viral TikTok.

“A 33-year-old woman comes in with a 14-day history of menstrual bleeding and 49 days since her last menstrual period. What they find in the liver, is this,” he says, pointing at the ultrasound where you can clearly see a foetus moving around.

“She had an ectopic pregnancy in her liver,” he explains.

“We see these sometimes in the abdomen, but never in the liver. This is a first for me. Have you ever seen this? I haven’t.”

“A survivor does exist!”

People on TikTok were extremely interested in how this could possibly happen.

“Will her liver stretch as much as her uterus or will the fetus perish?” asked one commenter.

“Can you do a video explaining how the egg got from the ovary into the liver in the first place and at what point and location the sperm meet the egg?” asked another.

“New fear unlocked,” chimed in another.

Dr Narvey later shared a series of video updates to answer the most common questions, such as how this happened.

“Normally, a fertilised egg, which usually gets fertilised in a fallopian tube, travels into the uterus where it implants,” he says in one TikTok.

“What happens in an ectopic pregnancy though, is that fertilised egg most often gets stuck in the fallopian tube. And when it gets into the fallopian tube, it starts to expand, and that can cause pain, which can eventually lead to rupture if it’s not diagnosed.

“It’s possible though, that if the egg and sperm unite and then travel the other way – out the other way of the ovary – they can implant in the peritoneum, which is common, our wound up travelling to the liver where they implanted there.”

In another update video, Dr Narvey shares a real life survival story.

“A survivor does exist!” he reported in the comments where he shared the details of an infant born in Africa in 2003 weighing 2.8kg who they named Nhlahla (meaning Lucky).

Well, we learnt something today! Have you ever heard of this? Let us know in the comments on Facebook!

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