- 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 congenital condition in which the heart is exposed on the chest wall because of maldevelopment of the sternum and pericardium.- crossed renal e. ectopic kidney located on opposite (contralateral) side of midline from its ureteral insertion into bladder. In most instances, the two renal moieties are fused (crossed fused e.).- crossed testicular e. testis that has crossed the midline to join its contralateral mate in the contralateral inguinal canal or hemiscrotum.- e. maculae a condition in which one macula is displaced so that the two foveas are not at corresponding retinal points. SYN: heterotopia maculae.- testis e. testis that is malpositioned other than along the normal path of descent. SYN: e. testis, parorchidium.- ureteral e. abnormal termination of ureter within the bladder, the urethra, or outside the urinary tract.- e. vesicae SYN: exstrophy of the bladder.
* * *ec·to·pia ek-'tō-pē-ə n an abnormal congenital or acquired position of an organ or part <\ectopia of the heart>
* * *n.1. the misplacement, due either to a congenital defect or injury, of a bodily part.• ectopic adj.
* * *ec·to·pia (ek-toґpe-ə) [Gr. ektopos displaced + -ia] malposition, especially if congenital. Called also ectopy and heterotopia.
Medical dictionary. 2011.