Ectopia cordis
A type of birth defect in the heart is abnormally located. In ectopia cordis, the heart usually protrudes outside the chest.

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congenital displacement of the heart outside the thoracic cavity because of maldevelopment of the pericardium and sternum.

Ectopia cordis resulting from failure of closure of the superior abdominal wall.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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