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Arch Craniofac Surg. 2017 Dec;18(4):287-291. doi: 10.7181/acfs.2017.18.4.287. Epub 2017 Dec 23.

Ectopic Preauricular Sinus in a Facial Cleft and Microtia Patient.

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Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.


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.


Branchial region; Congenital microtia; Craniofacial abnormalities

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