The external structures of the ear may aid in diagnosing some
conditions by the presence or absence of normal landmarks and
abnormal features including: earlobe creases, preauricular pits,
and preauricular tags.
Review Date: 02/16/2011
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of
General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington
School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical
Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org)