Microtia Workup

Updated: Feb 18, 2021
  • Author: Samuel J Lin, MD; Chief Editor: Deepak Narayan, MD, FRCS  more...
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Imaging Studies

A thorough workup includes an evaluation of the kidneys and collecting system via ultrasonography.

Evaluation of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine by plain radiographs rules out occult malformations. In patients with craniofacial microsomia, 3D CT scans aid in surgical planning.


Diagnostic Procedures

Infants should have baseline audiology evaluation of the affected and unaffected ears. Address hearing deficits promptly to prevent speech problems.