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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
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals


adj ectopic pregnancyektopische or ektope Schwangerschaft


adj ectópico
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An ectopic thyroid is a thyroid tissue that is not located anterolaterally to the 2nd to 4th tracheal cartilages due to faulty development.
HELEN Flanagan was rushed to hospital over concerns for an ectopic pregnancy, days after revealing she was expecting a second child.
Edwardo reported the first tubal ectopic pregnancy following IVF in 1976 (2) and the dilemma on effects of IVF on ectopic pregnancy appeared.
Objective: Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is the major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 30 (ANI): Ectopic Pregnancy, a leading cause of pregnancy related death, is a rare condition of embryo development outside the normal uterine cavity.
1 Abdominal pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy.
Initial assessment is usually centered on evaluating for emergent and life threatening conditions such as ruptured ectopic pregnancy, ovarian torsion, ruptured ovarian cysts, and appendicitis.
To the Editor: We read with interest the article that appeared in the March 2017 issue of SAM/[1] and would like to commend the authors on the publication of this important topic, demonstrating the advantages of laparoscopic surgery for the management of women with ruptured ectopic pregnancy (REP).
When no uterine contents showed on US, the ObGyn suspected an ectopic pregnancy and recommended termination of pregnancy.
Abdominal ectopic pregnancy is rare among all ectopic pregnancies and only few cases were treated with laparoscopic surgery.
To the Editor: We reported 2 cases of ectopic thyroid gland (ETG) masquerading as pituitary adenoma (PA).