An English baby boy who grew outside his mother's womb while two sisters developed inside it was safely delivered in high-risk surgery by a team of 26 medical staff, doctors said Friday.
"It was a unique experience -- we estimate that the likelihood of such a pregnancy is about one in 60 million," said surgeon Davor Jurkovic, speaking of the operation that his London hospital described as making medical history.
Baby Ronan Ingram was born after an ectopic pregnancy -- his egg was fertilized in the fallopian tube, outside his mother's womb.
The risk of the mother dying from massive internal bleeding in single ectopic pregnancies is about 80 percent. This case was complicated by the presence of three babies, two of them inside the womb, and by the fact that Ronan was blocking the usual Caesarean entrance to the womb.