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Clinical Note
January 2001

Polyotia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated K. S. Children's Hospital, and S. S .K. Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(1):75-77. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.1.75

Polyotia is an extremely rare congenital anomaly of the external ear. While 5 cases have been documented in the literature, only one case of isolated polyotia has been reported to date. We present a case of isolated polyotia in which a child's right auricle was duplicated as a mirror image. The duplicated portion of the affected ear was positioned anteriorly and was approximately the same size as the normal ear. There were 2 fully developed helices, antihelices, and conchae. There was one partially developed tragus and a single narrow external auditory meatus. There were no other congenital anomalies and the child was developmentally normal.

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