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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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ectopia

(ĕk-tō′pē-ə)
n.
1. An abnormal location or position of an organ or a body part, occurring congenitally or as the result of injury. Also called ectopy.
2. See ectopy.

ec·top′ic (-tŏp′ĭk) adj.
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ectopia

1. Ectopic beat, see there.
2. Ectopic pregnancy, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ectopia

Malposition of an organ or structure.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Cervical and thoracic ectopia is usually fatal within days, because the heart is exposed and malformed; however, our case had thoracoabdominal ectopia cordis.
Complete ectopia cordis is defined as the heart being located outside the thoracic cavity without an overlaying pericardial sac and partial ectopia cordis is defined as the heart being located outside the thoracic cavity covered with pericardium and skin (7).
In the case of the patients under discussion, the most common ophthalmic involvement in order of priority was lens ectopia, hypo plastic iris, on gated eyeball, flat cornea, glaucoma, cataract and retinal detachment.
It is an interesting and rare form of testicular ectopia. It is characterized by the descent of both testicles through the same inguinal canal, toward the same hemiscrotum.
Eyes with ectopia lentis having zonular weakness more than 180 degrees and subluxated lenses due to buphthalmos were excluded from the study.
Transvere testicular ectopia. Urology, 1982, 19:181-186
Weill-Marchesani syndrome is also a connective tissue disorder characterized by short stature, brachydactyly, joint stiffness, and eye anomalies including ectopia lentis, which is also one of the clinical symptoms of MFS.
Developing ectopia of the maxillary first permanent molars, and possibly of the maxillary left incisor, was evident on this OPG.
The natural history of untreated homocystinuria includes the development of thromboembolic disease, ectopia lentis, developmental delays, osteoporosis, and other skeletal complications (1).
A ortic root aneurysm and ectopia lentis are the cardinal clinical features of Marfan syndrome, and the presence of both of them is sufficient for the "unequivocal diagnosis" of the genetic connective-tissue disorder, according to recently revised diagnostic criteria.
However, because prostate glands may normally occur in the trigone and prostatic urethra during embryonic development, (2,10) these lesions are most likely embryonic remnants rather than true ectopia. (2,3)