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Related to ectopia: ectopia cordis, ectopia lentis, Renal ectopia


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.

[New Latin, from Greek ektopos, away from a place : ek-, away from, out of; see ecto- + topos, place.]

ec·top′ic (-tŏp′ĭk) adj.


(Pathology) med congenital displacement or abnormal positioning of an organ or part
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek ektopos out of position, from ek- out of + topos place]
ectopic adj
ecˈtopically adv


(ɛkˈtoʊ pi ə)

the usu. congenital displacement of an organ or part.
[1840–50; < Greek éktop(os) out of place]
ec•top′ic (-ˈtɒp ɪk) adj.
ec•top′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ectopia - abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)
posture, attitude, position - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
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Ureteral triplication combined with right renal ectopia and ureteral cyst.
The treatment for ectopia cordis involves a lengthy and complicated paediatric cardiothoracic surgery.
In children, ultrasound is useful as a screening examination to evaluate for hydro nephrosis, megaureter, and renal ectopia.
In addition to a greatly increased risk of thromboembolic events, clinical signs and symptoms include mental retardation, psychiatric disorders, ectopia lentis, and skeletal abnormalities such as osteoporosis and marfanoid stature (3).
Tsipouras P, Del Mastro R, Sarfarazi M, et al: Genetic linkage of the Marfan syndrome, ectopia lentis, and congenital contractural arachnodactyle to the fibrilling genes on chromosomes 15 and 5.
Other causes of primary hypothyroidism include thyroid hypoplasia or ectopia with hypoplasia (e.
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in renal anomalies of fusion, ectopia, rotation, hypoplasia, and pelvicalyceal aberration: Uniformity in heterogeneity.
The clinical and surgical features in 40 patients with primary cerebellar ectopia (adult Chiari malformation).
Homocystinuria causes mental retardation ectopia lentis osteoporosis, and thromboembolism.
Charli, who has a two-year-old brother Max, was delivered early when medical staff spotted on a scan she had ectopia cordis - a rare condition in which the chest wall fails to close properly.
Testicular duplication has to be distinguished from transverse testicular ectopia.
Multiple renal abnormalities including crossed ectopia, single kidney and horseshoe kidney are reported, as demonstrated in both our cases.