Ear Malrotated

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Note what signs you see.

I (W. Wertelecki, M.D.) see an ear (auricle or pinna) with the usual landmarks illustrated in another image. Nonetheless, some ears are excessively prominent, others are set too low, and this auricle is malrotated. Ears often can be asymmetric, folded, too large or small, etc. In short, ears are highly variable and often represent dysmorphic signs.

Malrotated ears often are a sign of underdeveloped jaw and therefore associated with micrognathia.

 

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