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Descriptor English:   Ectopia Cordis 
Descriptor Spanish:   Ectopía Cordis 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Ectopia Cordis 
Synonyms English:   Cordis, Ectopia  
Tree Number:   C14.240.400.422
C16.131.240.400.422
Definition English:   A rare developmental defect in which the heart is abnormally located partially or totally outside the THORAX. It is the result of defective fusion of the anterior chest wall. Depending on the location of the heart, ectopia cordis can be thoracic, thoracoabdominal, abdominal, and cervical. 
History Note English:   2008; use HEART DEFECTS, CONGENITAL 1963-2007 
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BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications DI diagnosis
DG diagnostic imaging DH diet therapy
DT drug therapy EC economics
EM embryology EN enzymology
EP epidemiology EH ethnology
ET etiology GE genetics
HI history IM immunology
ME metabolism MI microbiology
MO mortality NU nursing
PS parasitology PA pathology
PP physiopathology PC prevention & control
PX psychology RT radiotherapy
RH rehabilitation SU surgery
TH therapy UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   52604 
Unique Identifier:   D054083 

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