Medical Definition of Ectopia cordis

Ectopia cordis: A birth defect that results in an abnormal location of the heart, usually outside the chest.

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Reviewed on 9/7/2018
References
Mercer LJ, Petres RE and Smeltzer JS. Ultrasonic diagnosis of ectopia cordis. Obstet Gynecol 61:. 523, 1983