Preauricular sinus

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Preauricular sinus

A preauricular sinus is a small birth defect. It is a tiny tube that opens just before the ear. It may occur in front of one or both ears. It is a trait that can be passed through families or can occur as a random error in embryonic development (i.e., development of a baby in the womb). The preauricular sinus may cause no symptoms, however it can become infected. Treatment of the infected sinus may involve antibiotics and/or surgical removal. Click here to view an image of a preauricular sinus.
 

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The terms "Preauricular sinus" returned 2 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Surgical treatment of recurring preauricular sinus: supra-auricular approach.
 

Author(s): G Leopardi, G Chiarella, S Conti, E Cassandro

Journal: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2008 Dec;28(6):302-5.

 

Congenital preauricular sinus is a malformation of the preauricular soft tissues with an incidence ranging between 0.1 and 0.9% in Europe and the United States. It presents a high risk of recurrence when treated by a standard surgical technique (simple sinectomy), the incidence of ...

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2009

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Outcome of patients presenting with preauricular sinus in a tertiary centre--a five year experience.
 

Author(s): I P Tang, S Shashinder, S Kuljit, K G Gopala

Journal: Med. J. Malaysia. 2007 Mar;62(1):53-5.

 

We reviewed the recurrence rate and possible factors influencing recurrence of preauricular sinus after excision. Seventy-one patients with 73 preauricular sinuses seen at our centre from year 2000 to 2005 were reviewed in this study. The overall recurrence rate was 14.1%. Twelve ...

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2007

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