A heterotopia is a focus of normal tissue that is located away from its normal anatomical location.



Heterotopic Location

gastric glands

esophagus, duodenum, rectum, Meckel's diverticulum

pancreatic tissue

antrum to anus, Meckel's diverticulum

parathyroid glands

upper esophagus

prostate glands

anal canal

salivary gland tissue

about the rectum or anus

sebaceous glands


thyroid glands

upper esophagus


Endometriosis is also a heterotopia.


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