Ear Dysplasia Severe

Hear Dysplasia

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Note what signs you see.

I (I. Lastivka, M.D.) see:

  • Ear, dysplasia, severe.
  • Ear, helix, partial hypoplasia.

PERSPECTIVE: in combination with other signs consideration of Patau syndrome is justified.

NOTE: see in patients gallery the rest of the images of this patient (ptPatau-A); the ear anomalies are bilateral and asymmetric. There is agenesis of the helix above the tragus and in mid-portion of the posterior rim. This is an excellent illustration that the ear derives from multiple developmental sights prior to their fusion – in this case the mid-aspects of the ear are most severely dysmorphic.


Tags: galEar, ptPatau-A