ectopia cloacae

ectopia cloacae
exstrophy of cloaca.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ectopia — Congenital displacement or malposition of any organ or part of the body. SYN: ectopy, heterotopia (1). [G. ektopos, out of place, fr. ektos, outside, + topos, place] e. cloacae SYN: cloacal exstrophy. e. cordis …   Medical dictionary

  • Exstrophy — Eversion of a hollow organ at birth. An exstrophic bladder is one that is turned inside out like a rubber glove. In exstrophy of the cloaca (a primitive embryonic structure) an area of the intestine is interposed between two separate areas of the …   Medical dictionary

  • exstrophy of cloaca — cloacal exstrophy a developmental anomaly in which two segments of bladder (hemibladders) are separated by an area of intestine with a mucosal surface, resembling a large red tumor in the midline of the lower abdomen. Called also ectopia cloacae …   Medical dictionary

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