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An unborn baby has been discovered growing inside a woman’s liver in an extremely rare case of an ectopic pregnancy.

The case was revealed by paediatrician, Michael Narvey, from the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba in Canada, the Daily Mirror reports.

He took to TikTok to highlight the unusual case and said: "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.

"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 been viewed millions of times and has left people stunned.

One user said: "This must have been devastating news for the parents I hope mum is well and sorry for your loss."

Another said: "I don't even believe this can happen. How does a fertilised egg make it to the liver?"

An ectopic pregnancy happens when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.

The fallopian tubes are the tubes connecting the ovaries to the womb. If an egg gets stuck in them, it won't develop into a baby and it's not possible to save the pregnancy.

In the UK, around 1 in every 90 pregnancies is ectopic – around 11,000 a year.

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Abdominal pregnancy is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy with an estimated incidence being 1.4% of all ectopic pregnancies.

It happens when an egg travels the wrong way down a fallopian tube and out in the abdomen.

It is even rarer to have a pregnancy in the upper abdomen or liver.

According to reports surgeons saved the woman's life but the growing foetus did not survive.

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