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A congenital or acquired positional abnormality of an organ or other part of thebody.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



displacement of an organ into an adjacent body cavity or to the exterior. Ectopia may occur as a birth defect (anomaly of development) or as a result of injury to the walls of a cavity. Examples include ectopia of the urinary bladder to the exterior in case of partial closure of the anterior abdominal wall, ectopia of the spleen into the pleural cavity in case of hernia or traumatic rupture of the diaphragm, and hereditary ectopia lends, displacement of the crystalline lens of the eye.

Some types of ectopia are fatal, for example, ectopia cordis, congenital displacement of the heart outside the chest wall. Other types of ectopia can be corrected surgically.

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Moreover, he said not every woman was at risk of having ectopic pregnancy, and that risk factors included maternal age of 35-44, previous ectopic pregnancy, previous pelvic and abdominal surgery, PID, several induced abortions, conceiving after having a tubal ligation or while an intra-uterine device (IUD) was in place, smoking, endometriosis, undergoing fertility treatments or using fertility medications
The ectopic liver can be found in the abdomen or in the thorax, but most commonly on the gallbladder.
Over 95% of ectopic pregnancies develop in fallopian tubes and usually in ampullary part.[5] Due to the increase in the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, tubal surgery and more frequent use of ovulation induction and assisted reproductive technologies, the incidence of ectopic pregnancies has grown in the past 30 years according to many reports from developed countries.[2],[6]
In this report, we present a case of a patient who had undergone LSH who was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy 12 weeks after the surgery.
A 60year-old woman with three hepatic adenomas and one 7 x 5.5 cm ectopic hepatic adenoma attached to the gallbladder fundus that complicated with abdominal pain is presented.
Late sequelae of the disease include chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, tubal blockage and infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and ectopic pregnancy [5, 6].
Due to the hypervascularity of the cervical ectopic pregnancy, the obstetrics consultant recommended uterine artery embolization (UAE) via interventional radiology.
We present a case of ectopic thyroid tissue in the mediastinum with papillary carcinoma that presented with an unusual aggressive behavior.
"The malformation theory" by Ziemssen in 1875 postulates that tracheal cartilage which develops later splits the thyroid gland, creating a small ectopic nest in the tracheal cavity [15, 16].
Given the relative frequency of bilateral ectopic pregnancies in the ART population, the importance of choosing an appropriate management strategy is further underscored given the known morbidity and potential mortality of ruptured ectopics within the context of the patient's reproductive goals.