Ectomy: The surgical removal of something. For example, a lumpectomy is the surgical removal of a lump, a tonsillectomy is the removal of the tonsils, and an appendectomy is removal of the appendix.
Ectoparasite: A parasite that lives on or in the skin but not within the body. Fleas and lice are ectoparasites. Infestation with an ectoparasite is called an ectoparasitosis.
Ectoparasitosis: Infestation with an ectoparasite, a parasite that lives on or in the skin. The four major ectoparasitoses are pediculosis, scabies, cutaneous larva migrans and tungiasis (sand-flea disease).
- Ectopia cordis
Ectopia cordis: A birth defect that results in an abnormal location of the heart, usually outside the chest. REFERENCE: Mercer LJ, Petres RE and Smeltzer JS. Ultrasonic diagnosis of ectopia cordis. Obstet Gynecol 61:. 523, 1983
Ectopic: In the wrong place, out of place. For example, an ectopic kidney is a kidney that is not in the usual ‘location.
- Ectopic pregnancy
an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies are frequently due to an inability of the fertilized egg to make its way through a Fallopian tube into the uterus. Risk factors predisposing to an ectopic pregnancy include: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which can damage the tube’s functioning or leave it partly or completely blocked; Surgery on a Fallopian […]