ectopic kidney


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Related to ectopic kidney: hydronephrosis, ectopic pregnancy, horseshoe kidney

ectopic kidney

a kidney not in the usual position. The most common types are abdominal, lumbar, pelvic, thoracic, and crossed fused ectopic kidneys.

ectopic kidney

Nephrology A kidney located outside of the normal position. See Horseshoe kidney.

ectopic

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.
ectopic endocrinopathy
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.
ectopic heart
see ectopia cordis.
ectopic kidney
usually an unascended kidney.
ectopic lens
see ectopia lentis.
ectopic mineralization
deposition of calcium salts of phosphate, silicate, etc. in unusual situations, e.g. calcifying myopathy in horses. See also mineralization.
ectopic ossification
see ectopic mineralization (above).
ectopic teeth
see dental cyst.
References in periodicals archive ?
Laparoscopic heminephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma in cross-fused ectopic kidney.
Left ectopic kidney and bilateral hydroureteronephrosis.
Right hydroureteronephrosis (labelled 2) and left ectopic kidney and dilated tortuous left ureter (labelled 1) and schematic diagram.