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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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The so-called Ectopic ACTH Syndrome had been reported previously in association with cancer of the lung.
This patient was diagnosed with ectopic ACTH syndrome (EAS) based on the preoperative findings of high plasma ACTH concentration, random serum cortisol, and 24-hour urinary cortisol.
Knoepfelmacher et al., "Ectopic ACTH syndrome: our experience with 25 cases," European Journal of Endocrinology, vol.
Ectopic ACTH syndrome caused by paraganglioma is remarkably uncommon.
[1] In 80-85% of cases CS is adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) dependent, the result of a pituitary corticotrophic adenoma or an extra-pituitary corticotrophic adenoma (i.e., ectopic ACTH syndrome).
Hypercortisolism due to ectopic ACTH syndrome is usually severe and of rapid onset [1].
Of these, 68% is pituitary adenoma, whereas 15% is ectopic ACTH syndrome. Adrenal causes account for approximately 15% of Cushing's syndrome (3,4,5).