A deformed auricle and an occluded external auditory canal are indications that there may be further malformations within the confines of the middle and the internal ear. Such a situation occurred in the following case.
REPORT OF A CASE
A white girl aged 10 years was struck by an automobile and died in the hospital after a few hours. The body was 59 inches (150 cm.) long; multiple fractures of the base of the skull were found. The left ear was of normal size and shape, but on the right side there was only a cartilaginous ridge, 3 cm. long, crescentic in shape and concave anteriorly. In the center of the concavity a small orifice admitted only the head of a probe. Three horizontal grooves, 3 to 5 mm. in depth, were present above the ridge. The petrous pyramid was narrower on the affected side, and its transverse measurement across
KELEMEN G. MALFORMATION INVOLVING EXTERNAL, MIDDLE AND INTERNAL EAR, WITH OTOSCLEROTIC FOCUS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(2):183–198. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030192004
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