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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).
Cervical Chlamydia trachomatis infection in university women: relationship to history, contraception, ectopy, and cervicitis.
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Also, HIV acquisition and shedding may be increased with cervical ectopy.
In particular, adolescent females are at increased risk for chlamydia due to their lack of immunity and cervical ectopy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Specifically, the study found that sleep-disordered breathing was associated with four times the odds of atrial fibrillation, three times the odds of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, and almost twice the odds of complex ventricular ectopy, after adjustment for age, sex, body mass index, and prevalent coronary heart disease.
That study showed that sleep-disordered breathing was associated with four times the odds of atrial fibrillation, three times the odds of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, and almost twice the odds of complex ventricular ectopy, after adjustment of the data for age, sex, body mass index, and prevalent coronary heart disease.
1970) the fibromuscular hypertrophy is followed by an ectopy of the celiac trunk, which was originated some millimeters higher than normal position.
6) Relative contraindications include ischemic heart disease, tachycardia, hypertension, ventricular ectopy, gastroesophageal reflux, and recurrent vertebral compression.
This manifested in a respiratory rate of greater than 40 breaths per minute, an oxygen saturation level of less than 89%, an increase in cardiac ectopy, and a drop in blood pressure which required the initiation of vasopressors.