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 […]
Ectrodactyly: The congenital absence of all or part of one or more fingers or toes. The term ectrodactyly has been applied to a variety of malformations of the fingers or toes. It is probably best reserved for: transverse terminal aphalangia (absence of the last bone in the finger or toe), adactylia (total absence of a […]
- Ectromelia virus
Ectromelia virus: A member of the poxvirus family which is a highly virulent natural pathogen of mice that causes mousepox, a severe disease with high mortality rate in mice but does not infect humans. The complete genome sequence of ectromelia virus is known.
- Ectropion Medical
Ectropion: a condition in which the eyelid is turned out, away from the eyeball. The lower lid is most commonly affected. An ectropion exposes the inner surface of the eyelid and can lead to irritation and infection. Symptoms can include dry eyes, a gritty feeling in the eyes, excessive tear production, and light sensitivity. Conjunctivitis […]