What is Microtia


Microtia is a congenital condition in which the ear does not develop / develop properly during the first trimester of pregnancy. The word Microtia translates to “small ear”.



Some Statistics

“Microtia occurs in every 6,000 to 12,000 births

(* Hispanics *Asian * Native Americans * Andeans)”

Dr. Sheryl Lewin, 2019        

  • (ratio) Boys : two times higher than Girls                
  • (ratio) Right ear – two times higher than Left ear
  • Unilateral (1 small ear) Microtia >75%     
  • Bilateral (2 small ears) occurs <25%
  • Microtia ears VARY in Shapes, Sizes and Grades

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The Syndromes


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Syndromes associated with Microtia :

  • Treacher-Collins Syndrome
  • Hemifacial Microsomia
  • Goldenhaar Syndrome

Other Conditions seen with Microtia :

  • Spinal Anomalies
  • Clefts
  • Facial Asymmetry 
  • Kidney
  • Heart
  • Eyes
  • Hand issues

Microtia Treatment Options

  • Rib Cartilage
  • Porous Implant (MEDPOR)
  • Prosthetic
  • No Treatment (unilateral)