Report of Bilateral Microtia in 2 Successive Female Siblings in Fallujah General Hospital
Science Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2013, Pages: 141-143
Received: Jul. 7, 2013; Published: Aug. 10, 2013
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Samira Telfah Alaani, D.Ch paediatrician, Fallujah General Hospital , Fallujah , Anbar province , Iraq
Abdulqadir Abdulkareem Alrawi, Geneticist, Fallujah General Hospital , Fallujah , Anbar province , Iraq
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Abstract
Microtia is a congenital anomaly; characterized by a small, abnormally shaped auricle (pinna). It is usually accompanied by a narrow, blocked or absent ear canal. Microtia can occur as the only clinical abnormality or as part of a syndrome. The estimated incidence of microtia is (1 / 5000) to (1/ 20000) of total births and it is more common in males. Microtia can have a genetic or environmental predisposition. Here we reported a family with 2 successive deliveries of female infants within 12 months period, with bilateral microtia in the absence of any of the known risk factors or teratogens, in addition to the absence of previous family history of any kind of birth anomalies.
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Microtia, Fallujah General Hospital
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Samira Telfah Alaani, Abdulqadir Abdulkareem Alrawi, Report of Bilateral Microtia in 2 Successive Female Siblings in Fallujah General Hospital, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2013, pp. 141-143. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20130204.14
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