- * * *- e. of the bladder a congenital gap in the anterior wall of the bladder and the abdominal wall in front of it, the posterior wall of the bladder being exposed. SYN: ectopia vesicae.- cloacal e. congenital anomaly with two exstrophied bladder units separated by an exstrophied segment of intestine, which is usually cecum, receiving ileum superiorly and continuing distally to blind ending microcolon. A number of variants of anatomic disarray can occur. SYN: ectopia cloacae.
* * *ex·stro·phy 'ek-strə-fē n, pl -phies eversion of a part or organ specif a congenital malformation of the bladder in which the normally internal mucosa of the organ lies exposed on the abdominal wall because of failure of union between the halves of the pubic symphysis and between the adjacent halves of the abdominal wall
* * *n.a severe congenital abnormality in which the bladder fails to close during development: the baby is born with an absent lower abdominal wall and the internal surface of the posterior bladder wall is exposed. It is associated with epispadias, total urinary incontinence, and undescended testes.
* * *ex·stro·phy (ekґstro-fe) [Gr. ekstrephein to turn inside out] the congenital eversion or turning inside out of an organ, such as the urinary bladder.
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Exstrophy — Ex stro*phy, n. [Gr. ? to turn inside out; ? = ? out + ? to turn.] (Med.) The eversion or turning out of any organ, or of its inner surface; as, exstrophy of the eyelid or of the bladder. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
exstrophy — [ek′strə fē] n. [< EX 1 + Gr strophē, a turning: see STROPHE] Med. the turning inside out of an organ; esp., such a congenital condition of the urinary bladder … English World dictionary
exstrophy — /ek streuh fee/, n., pl. exstrophies. Pathol. a birth defect resulting in the eversion of an organ: exstrophy of the bladder. [1830 40; < Gk ekstroph(é) inversion of the uterus, lit., a turning inside out (see EC , STROPHE) + Y3] * * * … Universalium
exstrophy — ex·stro·phy … English syllables
exstrophy — n. a severe congenital abnormality in which the bladder fails to close during development: the baby is born with an absent lower abdominal wall and the internal surface of the posterior bladder wall is exposed. It is associated with epispadias,… … The new mediacal dictionary
exstrophy — n. Medicine, having organ especially bladder, turned inside out … Dictionary of difficult words
exstrophy — ˈekstrəfē noun ( es) Etymology: ex (I) + strophy (from Greek strophein to turn + English y) more at strophe : eversion of a part or organ; spe … Useful english dictionary
exstrophy-epispadias complex — a group of congenital defects of the anterior abdominal wall, including exstrophy of the bladder, exstrophy of the cloaca, and epispadias, believed to be caused by failure of the cloacal membrane to be reinforced by ingrowth of mesoderm … Medical dictionary
exstrophy of bladder — a developmental anomaly marked by absence of a portion of the lower anterior abdominal wall and the anterior bladder wall, with eversion of the posterior bladder wall through the defect and with an open pubic arch and widely separated ischia… … Medical dictionary
exstrophy of cloaca — cloacal exstrophy a developmental anomaly in which two segments of bladder (hemibladders) are separated by an area of intestine with a mucosal surface, resembling a large red tumor in the midline of the lower abdomen. Called also ectopia cloacae … Medical dictionary