Arch Craniofac Surg.  2017 Dec;18(4):287-291. 10.7181/acfs.2017.18.4.287.

Ectopic Preauricular Sinus in a Facial Cleft and Microtia Patient

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. leeseil.nmcps@gmail.com

Abstract

Preauricular sinus is a congenital malformation that is very commonly encountered among the general population and it has especially high prevalence among Asians when compared to other ethnic groups. It can often go unnoticed or easily overlooked by the patient or even by doctors because most of them are asymptomatic and is most of the time only a tiny pit that can be trivial in terms of aesthetics. We report a very rare and unique case that has no precedence what so ever; hence no reported case in the literature: an ectopic preauricular sinus in a facial cleft and microsomia patient.

Keyword

Craniofacial abnormalities; Congenital microtia; Branchial region

MeSH Terms

Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Branchial Region
Congenital Microtia*
Craniofacial Abnormalities
Esthetics
Ethnic Groups
Humans
Prevalence
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