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Congenital malformations of the auricle are visually determined by cosmetic defects - macrotia (increase in size), microtia (decrease in size) and protrusion of the auricles. These defects are corrected using operations. With protruding ears, an oval skin flap is removed from the behind-the-ear fold. During suturing, wounds pull the auricle to the wound skin of the mastoid process. Macrotia and microtia are eliminated by plastic surgery.

Other deformities of the auricle include the satyr ear (an elongated tip-shaped conch), Darwin's tubercle (protrusion on the curl), macaque ear (smoothness of curls), etc.

In the region of the ascending part of the curl, over the tragus, there are congenital fistulas due to the failure of the first branchial fissure. Yellow viscous fluid or pus may come from them with inflammation of the skin around the fistula, aggravated by pressure. When the fistulous opening is blocked, cysts may occur. In the surgical treatment of malformations of the external ear, plastic auricle prostheses are sometimes used.

Atresia (fusion) of the external auditory canal may be accompanied by an underdevelopment of the middle and inner ear in the form of a lack of auditory ossicles, bone fusion of the middle and inner ear with deafness or hearing loss. Atresias are membranous-cartilaginous and bone, partial and complete. 22% of patients do not perceive whispering and speaking or feel it near the auricle and 30% at a distance of 1-2 m. Conducted hearing loss is observed at a level of 40-60 dB, with normal bone conduction, with a bone-air interval of 30-40 dB . 80% of people have a severe degree of hearing loss, and 14.8% have deafness. The main group consists of patients with II and III degrees of hearing loss and with very severe forms of dysginesis - with IV degree.

Using X-ray of the temporal bones according to Schuller, Mayer, Stenvers, tomography and computed tomography, changes in the middle and inner ear are clarified.
The most informative is computed tomography, which allows you to identify the bone or cartilage structure of atresia of the auditory meatus, the condition of the tympanic cavity, auditory ossicles, the number of cochlear curls and the structure of the semicircular canals. Contrast radiography of the auditory tube is performed to determine its patency. A thorough audiological examination is performed (tonal, speech audiometry, impedance audiometry, audiometry by auditory evoked potentials and otoacoustic emission). Using a high-quality caloric test, they determine the presence of the function of the vestibular apparatus.

Bilateral hearing loss and deafness in children lead to impaired development of speech and mental abilities. Their fate depends on the possibilities of surgical and deaf-and-pedagogical correction of hearing and speech, therefore, children should be operated on earlier - at three to five years of age, and with unilateral pathology - after 10-14 years.

Surgical treatment consists in creating a stable external auditory canal according to the type of radical ear surgery with tympanoplasty, which involves revising the auditory ossicles, windows, auditory tube, creating a tympanal cavity with a non-tympanic membrane. When indicated, any variant of tympanoplasty, stapedoplasty or fenestration of the horizontal semicircular canal is done. In each case, the operation is individual and complex, therefore it is advisable to examine and treat patients, especially children with malformations of the ear, hearing loss, in qualified clinics of otolaryngology or maxillofacial surgery (auricle plastic). Military personnel with protruding ears, unilateral atresia of the auditory meatus without a sharp violation of the function of the middle and inner ear and, in simpler cases, operate in district hospitals.

Survey of conscripts and military personnel with congenital malformations of the ear is carried out according to article 80 of the order of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation N 315 1995
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