Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2017; 31(03): 127-133
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1603957
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Otologic and Audiology Concerns of Microtia Repair

Kausar Ali
Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
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Kriti Mohan
Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
,
Yi-Chun Liu
Department of Otolaryngology, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
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Publication Date:
09 August 2017 (online)

Abstract

Microtia is a congenital auricular deformity that commonly presents with associated congenital aural atresia. The most acute concern in these patients is concomitant hearing loss at birth. A team-based approach by plastic surgeons and otologists is necessary to address both the otologic and audiologic concerns of microtia and atresia. Hearing rehabilitation is imperative; yet it should not compromise the aesthetic components of reconstruction and vice versa. Here, the authors propose a framework to evaluate and manage patients with microtia and atresia with the goal of optimizing functional and cosmetic outcomes.