ectopia cordis


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ectopia

 [ek-to´pe-ah] (L.)
malposition, especially if congenital.
ectopia cor´dis congenital displacement of the heart outside the thoracic cavity.
ectopia len´tis displacement of the crystalline lens of the eye.

ec·to·pi·a cor·'dis

congenital condition in which the heart is exposed on the thoracic wall because of maldevelopment of the sternum and pericardium.

ec·to·pi·a cor·dis

(ek-tō'pē-ă kōr'dis)
Congenital condition in which the heart is exposed on the thoracic wall because of maldevelopment of the sternum and pericardium.

ectopia

[L.] ectopy.

ectopia cordis
congenital displacement of the heart outside the thoracic cavity.
ectopia lentis
congenital displacement of the lens away from its usual site attached to the ciliary body. Occurs as one of a series of defects in an inherited syndrome of cattle. The other defects are irideremia, microphakia and cataract. The calves are normal in other respects.
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5-week gestational fetus was alive and had an omphalocele containing herniated bowel and liver (Figure 2) and a sternal defect with ectopia cordis.
Autopsy findings revealed an omphalocele with herniation of the bowel and liver and a midline sternal defect with ectopia cordis.
The treatment for ectopia cordis involves a lengthy and complicated paediatric cardiothoracic surgery.
Outcome of patients with ectopia cordis and significant intracardiac defects.
Ectopia cordis, midline defects and chromosome abnormalities: An epidemiologic perspective.
The surgical management of congenital bifid sternum with partial ectopia cordis.