Doctors at King George’s Medical University (KGMU), successfully handled a case of Abdominal pregnancy, a rare condition in women. Such a pregnancy condition is reported in one woman out of 10,000.
This was a recent case of delivery, when a woman arrived at KGMU with an abdominal pain. Her case was already a bit unusual as she had conceived after 16 years of marriage. She had managed to conquer the infertility issue only at the age of 35.
She reported to the hospital after she experienced a lot of abdominal pain. After being medically investigated, she was surprised to learn that the baby has developed not inside her womb, but outside in a sack in the abdomen.
As implied by a doctor on the case that caesarean being not an option in this case, the team had to perform a very complex procedure. The abdomen had to be opened and taken out from the sack.
As reported by TOI, the doctor further added that if the baby is full grown, which in itself is rare, it can be saved. Although if the baby dies inside the stomach during pregnancy, it can be dangerous for the mother too,” said the doctor. A team of three surgeons, two nurses, two anaesthetists, two junior doctors and a faculty member had operated on the woman.
In the rare pregnancy, the fertilized egg grows outside the womb in the abdomen, instead of attaching itself to the ovary and fallopian tube.
The operation was supervised by Dr S P Jaiswar, who had performed a similar surgery on a full frown foetus10 years ago. The baby weighs 2.5 kilograms and is healthy, so is the mother.
“The patient came in with severe pain and on investigation we found out that the baby was away from the uterus, where it should have been. It is possible that the condition developed because she had been infertile and had undergone treatment earlier,” informed Dr Jaiswar from the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at KGMU.