External ear anomalies are common and range from mild asymmetries to severe deformity or complete lack of external ear development. An in-depth knowledge of the developmental stages and embryology allows for an understanding of patterns of ear malformation. Here we review the embryology of the ear as well as the anatomy of a normally formed ear as a preface for discussing reconstruction in future chapters of this issue.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery|
|State||Published - Jun 2017|
- Ear anatomy
- Ear embryology
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