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Birth defects

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Microtia-Missing Ear

  • Microtia-Missing Ear
  • Microtia-Missing Ear

Description of Disability:

Microtia is a congenital deformity where the pine (external ear) is underdeveloped. A completely undeveloped pinna is referred to as anotia. Microtia can be unilateral (one side only) or bilateral (affecting both sides).It may be associated with atresia of the external canal and /or middle ear deformities. Facial nerve paralysis and under developed mastoid bone may be associated. 

Treatment:

Ear reconstruction gives a natural shape and feel and is a lifelong possession. Reconstruction is preferably done at about 10 – 11 years of age. Reconstruction involves harvesting 2-3 ribs and carving them into an ear framework which is buried under the skin in the ear region. Six months later, in a second surgery, the cartilage-skin complex is elevated to form the new ear; a cartilage wedge is inserted to retain the elevation of the ear and the raw area is skin grafted. 

Post Operative Care:

The first surgery requires hospital stay for two days in which antibiotics and pain killers are administered; the chest drain is removed before discharge. The patient cannot lie on the operated side for at least a month . 



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