Ear
Congenital anomalies
General

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 8 February 2018, last major update October 2013

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

Table of Contents
Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Congenital anomalies general. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/earcongenital.html. Accessed April 22nd, 2018.
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