Preauricular tag
A common minor anomaly, this is a rudimentary tag of ear tissue. It often contains a core of cartilage. The tag is typically located just in front of the ear (auricle) and is therefore called a preauricular tag.

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a rudimentary appendage of auricular tissue sometimes found on the face along the line of union of the first pharyngeal arch; it may or may not be accompanied by microtia. Called also accessory tragus.

Preauricular tags.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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