How common is it to have posterior helical ear pits? My daughter has them bilateral, she is also over 99% for height(parents 5'7"& 5'11), and was hypoglycemic at birth. Her pediatrician assures me that they are very common. I understand that peri-auricular pits are common but the literature I have read actually states that PHeP are not common at all and can sometimes serve as a tool in recognizing certain syndromes.
We recommend that your daughter be evaluated by a medical geneticist, who is a physician that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of genetic disorders. A medical geneticist will perform a physical exam on your daughter as well as review the personal and family history in order to help determine if the hypoglycemia, growth, and posterior helical ear pits are suggestive of a genetic condition. As you mentioned, in some cases, posterior helical ear pits a good tool to help identify additional problems. You can find a medical geneticist at the American College of Medical Genetics website.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.