Embryology and anatomy of the ear

Lauren B. Moneta, Lourdes Quintanilla-Dieck

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External ear anomalies are common and range from mild asymmetries to severe deformity or complete lack of external ear development. An in-depth knowledge of the developmental stages and embryology allows for an understanding of patterns of ear malformation. Here we review the embryology of the ear as well as the anatomy of a normally formed ear as a preface for discussing reconstruction in future chapters of this issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-71
Number of pages6
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2017


  • Ear anatomy
  • Ear embryology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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