Microtia, hearing impairment, and cleft palate
A disease characterized by microtia, mixed symmetric severe to profound hearing impairment, and partial cleft palate. Microtia is a congenital deformity of the outer ear that is small and abnormally shaped. In classic microtia, the pinna is essentially absent, except for a vertical sausage-shaped skin remnant. The superior aspect of this sausage-shaped skin remnant consists of underlying unorganized cartilage, and the inferior aspect of this remnant consists of a relatively well-formed lobule. Syndromic forms of microtia occur in conjunction with other abnormalities including cleft palate, a congenital fissure of the soft and/or hard palate due to faulty fusion.
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