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a kidney not in the usual position. The most common types are abdominal, lumbar, pelvic, thoracic, and crossed fused ectopic kidneys.
ectopic kidneyNephrology A kidney located outside of the normal position. See Horseshoe kidney.
1. pertaining to or characterized by ectopy.
2. located away from normal position.
3. arising or produced at an abnormal site or in a tissue where it is not normally found. See also specific sites or structures.
ectopic ACTH syndrome
production of ACTH by nonpituitary tumors occurs in humans and is a cause of adrenal hyperplasia and hyperadrenocorticism. It has not been reported in animals.
production of hormones by nonendocrinal, usually neoplastic, tissues. The most common example in animals is pseudohyperparathyroidism in dogs caused by a variety of tumors, particularly apocrine adenocarcinomas of the anal sacs and lymphosarcoma.
see ectopia cordis.
usually an unascended kidney.
see ectopia lentis.
deposition of calcium salts of phosphate, silicate, etc. in unusual situations, e.g. calcifying myopathy in horses. See also mineralization.
see ectopic mineralization (above).
see dental cyst.