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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

(ek-tō'pē-ă),
Congenital displacement or malposition of any organ or part of the body.
Synonym(s): ectopy, heterotopia (1)
[G. ektopos, out of place, fr. ektos, outside, + topos, place]

ectopy

(ĕk′tə-pē)
n. pl. ecto·pies
1. The origination of cardiac electrical impulses in myocardium outside of the sinoatrial node. Also called ectopia.
2. See ectopia.

ec·top′ic (-tŏp′ĭk) adj.

ectopy

[ek′təpē]
Etymology: Gk, ek, out, topos, place
a condition in which an organ or substance is not in its natural or proper place, such as an ectopic pregnancy that develops outside the uterus or an ectopic heartbeat.

ec·to·pi·a

(ek-tō'pē-ă)
Congenital displacement or malposition of any organ or part of the body.
Synonym(s): ectopy, heterotopia (1) .

ec·to·pi·a

, ectopy (ek-tō'pē-ă, ektō-pē)
Congenital displacement of any organ or body part of the body.
[G. ektopos, out of place]

ectopy

displacement or malposition, especially if congenital.
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Urological investigations performed before the patient's admission to our clinic included urinary system ultrasonography, an abdominal CT scan, a radionuclide scan and a voiding cystography; these tests revealed thoracic kyphoscoliosis, a non-visualized left kidney, cross ectopy of the right kidney, a convoluted hydroureter, vesicoureteral reflux and radiological findings consistent with neurogenic bladder dysfunction (Figure 2a, b).
The client did experience the ability to maintain more than adequate oxygen saturation level and respiratory rate while being weaned from the ventilator; he experienced less cardiac ectopy and became more hemodynamically stable.
1) Hormonal contraceptive users may be exposed to an increased risk for HIV and other STDs because of the reported link between hormonal methods and cervical ectopy.
The effect of one injection of Depo-Provera on the human vaginal epithelium and cervical ectopy.
JW was a sixteen-year-old male with congenital cardiomyopathy who had undergone surgical treatment of ventricular ectopy in infancy.
Cervical Chlamydia trachornatis infection in university women: Relationship to history, contraception, ectopy, and cervicitis.
Cervical Chlamydia Tra,chomatis Infection in University Women: Relationship to History, Contraception, Ectopy, and Cervicitis," American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 153:244-251,1985.
No important differences in ventricular or supraventricular ectopy between treatment groups were observed.
The other theories are: (a) cutaneous tissue ectopy due to dislocation of a tissue into a neighbouring area; (b) a monolayer teratoma from germ cells; and (c) a traumatic implantation of epidermal tissue into the dermis and subcutis.
He did have occasional asymptomatic atrial ectopy (premature atrial contractions), but this did not require any exercise session to be stopped and did not accompany any negative symptoms.
Phaeochromocytoma in Africa: rarity, gravity, and ectopy.