DS2 has a small dimple/pit on the outside of his ear on each side. My uncle has them and my MIL has one as well.
Preauricular skin pit
What should I do?
The VA department of health is pushing me to have his hearing checked at 6 months. They called me yesterday, and are sending me information. Because DS was born in the hospital (HB transfer ) He had the state-mandated hearing test, but because of his ear pits, they didn't give him a 100% pass. He passed the initial test. but they want to do follow up testing regularly, starting at 6months.
What should I do?
|Stigmata or other findings associated with a syndrome known to include a sensorineural and/or conductive hearing loss, including preauricular tag or pit/sinus|
My son is 3 and he is having surgery to remove his preauricular pit on Tuesday 01/15/2013. Pediatric ENT told me that about 2% of the world's population have ear pits and only 10% of that original 2% have infections/problems with it. My son's got infected this past summer and again in the fall. After the second infection in 4 months my regular doc sent me to this ENT at Children's Hospital. I hope no one else is as "lucky" as we are to be that 10% of the 2% that have issues. His hearing is fine, his kidneys are fine, he has hardly ever been sick and this is the only thing that ales him so far in life. He has pits on both ears but the left one is problematic. The right one is barely even there and has minimal to no discharge. The left was pushing white "dead skin cells" out in the size of a pea or bigger once a week or even more often than that before it was infected. No one in my family to my knowledge has these pits on their ears but it's said to be genetically passed on.
My husband and older DD have these. My husband has a similar one on the corner an eye. We call them "gills". They have never had any problems (no ear infections or anything else). When DD1 had the hearing test, they told me that they had formally thought this might be associated with hearing loss, but that this has since been found to be mostly untrue. DD1 also has geographic tongue, which MIL has. She gets these island/continent looking spots on her tongue occasionally. MIL says she has never been able to link the changes to anything. Genetics are so weird , but fun. Tizzy, I would not worry unless there is some other issue. Momma Cheese- I hope your sons surgery goes well.