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ec·to·pi·a

 (ĕk-tō′pē-ə)
n.
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.

ec·to·py

 (ĕk′tə-pē)
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
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Translations
ektooppinenvirhesijaintinen
ectopiqueextra-utérin

ectopic

adj ectopic pregnancyektopische or ektope Schwangerschaft
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ectopic

adj ectópico
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Immediate surgical correction is often difficult due to the inability to enclose the ectopic heart within a hypoplastic thoracic cage, and also due to the abnormal course, length, and positioning of the great vessels making them vulnerable to kink and further compromised circulation.
The ectopic heart can be found along a spectrum of anatomical locations that may include the neck, chest, or abdomen.
This condition is medically called ectopic heart. "The doctors found no history of infection or exposure to radiation during the antenatal period.