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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.


n. pl. ec·to·pies
1. The origination of cardiac electrical impulses in myocardium outside of the sinoatrial node. Also called ectopia.
2. See ectopia.

[From New Latin ectopia, displacement; see ectopia.]

ec·top′ic (-tŏp′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.ectopic - exhibiting ectopia
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adj ectopic pregnancyektopische or ektope Schwangerschaft
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Ectopic pregnancy is a serious disaster in the reproductive life of a woman and is a major gynaecological emergency associated with increased mortality, decreased reproductive potential and is recurrent.
In an interview, he said ectopic pregnancy occured when the embryo (fertilised egg) attached itself somewhere other than the uterus such as in one fallopian tube, abdominal cavity or cervix.
Ectopic liver is a rare developmental abnormality and its incidence is 0.24%-0.48% (1).
Objective: The protocol of 15% BhCG decrease between Days four and seven is frequently used for evaluating the success of methotrexate administration in treating ectopic pregnancy.
"In puppies, one of the causes for urinary incontinence is an ectopic ureter (ureters are tubes that connect your dog's kidneys to her bladder).
We present a rare case of ectopic molar gestation presenting excessive vomiting, lower abdominal pain, and 15 weeks amenorrhea corresponding to her last menstrual period.
At least 67 ectopic pregnancies (abdominal, ovarian, and tubal) have been reported in patients previously subjected to hysterectomy, since its description for the first time in 1895 (1-8).
Ectopic liver is a very rare entity in which the liver tissue is formed outside the liver with no hepatic connection [1].
In Uganda, in the last three decades, ectopic pregnancy has assumed epidemic proportion with significant maternal morbidity, mortality, and fetal wastage (Aliya (2010)).
Ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition that must be ruled-out in any female presenting with vaginal bleeding and lower abdominal pain.
Ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare clinical entity, with a prevalence of 1: 300,000 in the general population.
Ectopic thyroid tissue (ETT) is a rare entity, which can be seen anywhere in the midline from the base of the tongue to mediastinum.