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Ectopia Cordis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Ectopia Cordis
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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.
Previous Indexing
Heart Defects, Congenital (1963-2007)
Public MeSH Note
2008; see HEART DEFECTS, CONGENITAL 1963-2007
History Note
2008; use HEART DEFECTS, CONGENITAL 1963-2007
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Ectopia Cordis Preferred
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