Low-set ears

Low-set ears is a particular type of ear abnormality where the ears appear placed too low relative to the face. This may indicate a normal variation (ie. not an abnormality) or it may occur with a variety of congenital syndromes. Read more about: Ear malformations, Congenital ear defects, Distinctive facial features ...

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Summary: Upper insertion of the ear to the scalp below an imaginary horizontal line drawn between the inner canthi of the eye and extending posteriorly to the ear. ...1,2

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Causes of Low-set ears

Some of the causes of the condition may include: Causes of Low-Set Ears:

  • 10q22.3q23.3 Microdeletion Syndrome
  • 10q22.3q23.3 Microduplication Syndrome
  • 11q22.2q22.3 Microdeletion Syndrome
  • 15q14 Microdeletion Syndrome
  • 15q26 Overgrowth Syndrome
  • 16p11.2p12.2 Microdeletion Syndrome
  • 16p13.11 Microdeletion Syndrome
  • 17p13.3 Microduplication Syndrome
  • 19p13 ...
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Causes List for Low-set ears

Possible causes of Low-set ears (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN000345/ 
  3. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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