Congenital anomalies

Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Revised: 04 January 2019

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PubMed Search: Ear [title] congenital anomalies review[ptyp]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Congenital anomalies general. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/earcongenital.html. Accessed October 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Common (1 per 6000 births); higher incidence in Japanese and Navajo Indians
  • More common in males
  • 90% are unilateral
  • Either isolated or with other abnormalities
  • Cosmetic or functional
  • Anotia: complete absence of external ear
  • Microtia: mild to severe deformity; associated with other defects
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