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Soroti hospital successfully delivers baby implanted on liver

Dr Chebet and attendant checking on the baby and mother

Dr Chebet and attendant checking on the baby and mother

There was a double celebration at Soroti regional referral hospital following a successful operation of a mother whose baby was implanted on the liver.

Naturally and ideally, the egg travels down the fallopian tube to the womb, when it is fertilized. But Florence Anabo, a 23-year-old mother from Amuria district developed an intrahepatic pregnancy, a rare condition when her embryo implanted itself on the liver.

Anabo was referred to Soroti hospital following a scan that revealed that her baby was implanted on the liver. According to medics in Soroti, the mother had previously had three pregnancies that comprised an ectopic pregnancy, an abortion, and live birth.

She was admitted to Soroti hospital at 28 weeks of pregnancy and monitored for seven more weeks before an operation was conducted on her.

On Tuesday evening, Dr Joseph Epodoi, a senior consultant surgeon led an operation assisted by Dr John Oumo Ekunait, the senior consultant gynaecologist and Dr Irene Chebet, an obstetrician among others. This was the first operation of this nature at Soroti hospital.

Dr Chebet says they conducted a number of tests and consultations with other medics before venturing into the operation. She notes that much as they have conducted two other operations; one implantation behind the uterus and another in the ovary, the latest operation was the most complicated.

"We went to the theatre and under general anaesthesia, we operated. At first, we did not know exactly where the baby was implanted. We thought that perhaps the placenta was just attached to the liver and the baby was on top until we got him and found the whole abdomen up to below the underlying parts was filled with the liver. When we opened we found the baby below the liver...The surgeon came in and approached from the lower lobe of the liver, he opened a delivered a baby girl of weight 1.5kg," said Chebet. 

Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the state minister for Primary Health Care who heard the news while officiating at the discharge of eleven recovered patients of COVID-19 in the hospital said the successful the operation was a milestone in the health sector performance in the country. Agnes Akajo, an attendant to the mother says she had lost hope when they were told that the baby was engulfed in the liver.

“Some people here told us that only health facilities outside the country would save my daughter, but I am grateful to God who guided doctors in Soroti to conduct a successful operation. Both the baby and the mother are doing well”, she said.

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+3 #1 Sabiti 2020-06-21 15:33
Yes. We have some of the best Doctors in the world. Trust me when I say that.
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+2 #2 karemire 2020-06-21 19:10
Quoting Sabiti:
Yes. We have some of the best Doctors in the world. Trust me when I say that.


I trust. Yet, those who rule this country do not have that trust at all, although they are accountable for the development / strengthening of such national institutions.
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0 #3 WADADA rogers 2020-06-21 22:45
Am not a scientist and not a doctor but i dont beleivethat stroy, there is no way a baby can be implanted in the liver, the anatomy of the human being is so enclosed that no such a thing would happen, if it did, the sperm would have died instantly, we all know what is contained in a human liver.

infact by definition, a liver is an accessory digestive organ that produces bile, an alkaline fluid containing cholesterol and bile acids, which helps the breakdown of fat.
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-1 #4 WADADA rogers 2020-06-21 22:51
Some times Doctors think we are fools but wapi, some of us have common sense, the little biology we studied in school is sufficient for us to distinguish claims like the instant one.

One of these days you will tell us that a baby had grown up in the intestine, nze mbivudemu
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0 #5 Lakwena 2020-06-22 13:26
I just don't get it! Maybe this is one the 21st Century Miracles.

In other words, how did fertilization take place outside the ovary (fell out), but unto/under the Mighty Liver, which is a toxic Chemical factory.

Please, name the girl Oliver. Long live Oliver!
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0 #6 Akot 2020-06-22 13:36
karemire, agreed, but,

Those who rule the country will do as they wish as long as 'the people' are spectators & not actors in the way they are governed - people must be governed & not ruled!

It's the people who bring change as & when they need it, to ensure they are served knowing it's them the people who work to pay taxes that must be used for country development, public/social services.

With Museveni soon in power for 35 years & assured of continuity, Ugandans are in much worse situation now, unless they make their stand in UNITY, just as the National Anthem tells them!
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0 #7 Wazza 2020-06-22 14:30
Honestly, I don't believe this story. Infrahepatic pregnancy is different from what the article talks about.

Reporting in observer still needs to improve. They just write stuff fwaaaaa
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0 #8 karemire 2020-06-22 14:36
Quoting WADADA rogers:
Am not a scientist and not a doctor but i dont beleivethat stroy, there is no way a baby can be implanted in the liver, the anatomy of the human being is so enclosed that no such a thing would happen, if it did, the sperm would have died instantly, we all know what is contained in a human liver.

infact by definition, a liver is an accessory digestive organ that produces bile, an alkaline fluid containing cholesterol and bile acids, which helps the breakdown of fat.
My Dear, an embryo (even in a proper womb) is protected in its own balloon and the placenta system. UPE also!!
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0 #9 WADADA rogers 2020-06-22 15:45
WapiQuoting karemire:
Quoting WADADA rogers:
Am not a scientist and not a doctor but i dont beleivethat stroy, there is no way a baby can be implanted in the liver, the anatomy of the human being is so enclosed that no such a thing would happen, if it did, the sperm would have died instantly, we all know what is contained in a human liver.

infact by definition, a liver is an accessory digestive organ that produces bile, an alkaline fluid containing cholesterol and bile acids, which helps the breakdown of fat.
My Dear, an embryo (even in a proper womb) is protected in its own balloon and the placenta system. UPE also!!


What you call an embryo begins as a conjoined female and male eggs, these come before your so called balloon develops.

since you package yourself as one with information, I want you to prove your case scientifically
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0 #10 karemire 2020-06-22 19:53
Quoting WADADA rogers:
WapiQuoting karemire:
Quoting WADADA rogers:
Am not a scientist and not a doctor but i dont beleivethat stroy, ...
My Dear, an embryo (even in a proper womb) is protected ...
.... since you package yourself as one with information, I want you to prove your case scientifically


(a) Ask an embryologist (including those Drs in Soroti Hospital). I do not go backwards to correct what UPE should have delivered. Sorry about that.

(b) Even the bile that you referred to is contained in a bladder. (c) It is elementary knowledge that a male is a modified female (ask as in the (a) above). UPE-ers also!!
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