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September 1933

UNILATERAL MALFORMATION OF THE EAR ASSOCIATED WITH CYCLOPIA

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Friedberg Fellow in Otolaryngology, University of Chicago CHICAGO

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(3):332-338. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03580060354008
Abstract

REPORT OF CASE  History.—Cy., a full term baby girl, was delivered on Feb. 24, 1932, by Dr. W. Serbin at the Wesley Hospital. During vaginal examination, prior to delivery, it was found impossible to palpate the ear with the examining finger. This was explained, after birth, by finding practical absence of the left ear. Because of the hydrocephalus craniotomy was necessary for delivery. The obstetric phase of this case has been reported in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.1 The baby's mother was a primipara, 35 years of age. The general history of both the father and the mother was unimportant; no venereal infection was reported.Necropsy.—A general postmortem examination revealed hydrocephalus, a rudimentary brain, cyclopia, absence of the left external ear, absence of the external nose and premaxilla and a complete cleft of the upper lip (fig. 1). Examination of the organs showed hypoplasia of

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