what is Microtia

Microtia are birth defects of a baby’s ear. Microtia happens when the external ear is small and not formed properly. Microtia usually happens during the first few weeks of pregnancy.

Microtia causes

Microtia usually develops during the first trimester of pregnancy, in the early weeks of development. Its cause is mostly unknown but has sometimes been linked to drug or alcohol use during pregnancy, genetic conditions or changes, environmental triggers, and a diet low in carbohydrates and folic acid.

Microtia treatments

There are four options for treating microtia. Leaving it as it is, you can use a silicone prosthesis, you can augment the ear with rib cartilage, or you can use an ear implant.

The information on this website is for general educational purpose only. Readers should consult their physician before considering treatment, and should not interpret their condition solely based on the information above.