Question mark ears, temporo-mandibular joint malformation and hypotonia: Auriculo-condylar syndrome or a distinct entity?

M. Priolo, M. Lerone, L. Rosaia, E. P. Calcagno, A. K. Sadeghi, F. Ghezzi, R. Ravazzolo, M. Silengo

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Abstract

We report a boy with prominent, peculiarly malformed ears, abnormality of the ramus of the mandible and hypotonia. An isolated peculiar bilateral ear deformity named 'question mark ear' has been delineated in plastic reconstruction surgery reviews [Cosman et al., 1970 Plast Reconstr Surg 46:454-457; Cosman (1984) Plast Reconstr Surg 73:572-576; Takato et al. (1989) Ann Plast Surg 22:69-73; Brodovsky (1997) Plast Reconstr Surg 100:1254-1257; Park (1998) Plast Reconstr Surg 101:1620-1623; Al-Quattan (1998) Plast Reconstr Surg 102:439-441] and a similar deformity of the ear and changes in the temporo-mandibular joint and condyle has been described by Jampol et al. [(1998) Am J Med Genet 75:449-452] and by Guion-Almeida et al. [(1999) Am J Med Genet 86:130-133]. The present case may be the third description of this malformation complex with additional clinical features characterized by hypotonia and mild developmental delay, or possibly a new distinct entity. (C) 2000 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-280
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Dysmorphology
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Auriculo-condylar syndrome
  • Condyle of the mandible
  • Hypotonia
  • Mild developmental delay
  • Question mark ear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Priolo, M., Lerone, M., Rosaia, L., Calcagno, E. P., Sadeghi, A. K., Ghezzi, F., Ravazzolo, R., & Silengo, M. (2000). Question mark ears, temporo-mandibular joint malformation and hypotonia: Auriculo-condylar syndrome or a distinct entity? Clinical Dysmorphology, 9(4), 277-280.