Hepatic pregnancy is an exceptionally rare form of extrauterine pregnancy. Only 21 cases have been reported in the English medical literature over the past 60 years, of which only 29% progressed beyond the first trimester.
We present a case of advanced hepatic pregnancy that was diagnosed at term. The diagnosis was suspected clinically and on an abdominopelvic ultrasonogram. At laparotomy, the diagnosis of an intrahepatic pregnancy was confirmed. The 2,800-g live neonate was delivered successfully, and the placenta was left in situ. The mother made a full and uneventful recovery.
This is a very rare case of an advanced hepatic pregnancy that remained undiagnosed until term and resulted in the successful delivery of a live neonate.