"Ectopia Cordis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
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