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Descriptor English: Ectopia Cordis
Descriptor Spanish: Ectopía Cordis
Descriptor Portuguese: Ectopia Cordis
Descriptor French: Ectopie cardiaque
Entry term(s): Cordis, Ectopia
Tree number(s): C14.240.400.422
C16.131.240.400.422
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054083
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
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
DeCS ID: 52604
Unique ID: D054083
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Date Established: 2008/01/01
Date of Entry: 2007/07/09
Ectopia Cordis - Preferred
Concept UI M0009949
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Ectopia Cordis
Entry term(s) Cordis, Ectopia



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