Microtia in Finland: comparison of characteristics in different populations.

@article{Suutarla2007MicrotiaIF,
  title={Microtia in Finland: comparison of characteristics in different populations.},
  author={Samuli Suutarla and Jorma Rautio and Annukka Ritvanen and Sirpa Ala-Mello and Jussi Jero and Tuomas Klockars},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2007},
  volume={71 8},
  pages={1211-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the characteristics of microtia in Finland and in other populations. METHODS Retrospective case series and patient questionnaire of 190 microtia patients referred for reconstruction of the earlobe to the Helsinki University Central Hospital during the years 1980-2005. RESULTS The prevalence in Finland is 4.34/10,000 and varied in other populations from 0.83 to 17.4/10,000. Microtia is seen more in males (58%), as unilateral (88.4%), right-sided (59.5%) and it is almost… CONTINUE READING

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