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Praaurikulare Tumore bei einem Kleinkind. Differenzialdiagnose neuroektodermaler Syndrome

Other titlePre-auricular tumors in an infant. Differential diagnosis of neuroectodermal syndromes
Published inDer Hautarzt, vol. 55, no. 8, p. 749-751
Publication date2004
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Neuroectodermal syndromes are complex because of their rarity and overlapping clinical manifestations making differential diagnosis problematic. CASE REPORT: A 2-year old girl presented with a phenotype characterized by bilateral pre-auricular tags, a fistula of the right cheek, hemifacial microsomia, and a limbus dermoid on the right eye. This constellation is characteristic for the Goldenhar syndrome. Following excision of the tags and fistula along with a keratoplasty, the child developed normally. CONCLUSION: The exact diagnosis of a neuroectodermal syndrome facilitates identification of associated symptoms. Early surgical therapy may prevent the development of functional deficits.

Keywords
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Ear Diseases/*congenital/diagnosis/surgery
  • *Ear, External/surgery
  • Facial Dermatoses/*congenital/diagnosis/surgery
  • Female
  • Goldenhar Syndrome/*diagnosis/surgery
  • Humans
  • Neurocutaneous Syndromes/*diagnosis/surgery
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
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BOEHNCKE, Wolf-Henning et al. Praaurikulare Tumore bei einem Kleinkind. Differenzialdiagnose neuroektodermaler Syndrome. In: Der Hautarzt, 2004, vol. 55, n° 8, p. 749–751. doi: 10.1007/s00105-004-0748-x
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