Dermacase: Can you identify this condition? Accessory tragus

Saint John Regional Hospital in New Brunswick, Canada.
Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien (Impact Factor: 1.34). 07/2012; 58(7):767, 772-5.
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    ABSTRACT: Accessory tragus (AT) also referred as preauricular tag is a rudimentary tag of ear tissue This paper presents two specific cases: one hereditary and another sporadic case of AT. A general clinical description of AT, its associated syndromes, embryology aetiopathogenesis and management is discussed. A dentist can play an important role in spotting the AT during their head and neck examination. The presence of this defect can be correlated to other congenital defects of first branchial arch. On recognising its occurrence, the dentist can refer to a specialist for thorough investigation management. A dentist can play a vital role in encouraging and counselling the parents for the correction of such defects as it improves the aesthetics of the face. Usually, children with these defects are often targets of teasing by peers.
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