Microtia Workup

Updated: Dec 03, 2019
  • Author: Samuel J Lin, MD; Chief Editor: Deepak Narayan, MD, FRCS  more...
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Workup

Imaging Studies

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  • Thorough workup includes an evaluation of the kidneys and collecting system via ultrasound.

  • Evaluation of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine by plain radiographs rules out occult malformations.

  • In patients with craniofacial microsomia, 3D CT scans aid in surgical planning.

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Diagnostic Procedures

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  • Infants should have baseline audiology evaluation of the affected and unaffected ears. Address hearing deficits promptly to prevent speech problems.

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