1 in 100 People In The UK Have This Hole Above Their Ear Since Birth, Here’s Why


One out of 100 people in Britain will have these tiny holes above their ears. In America, the statistics are lower, at 0.9 percent. Around four to ten individuals may be affected in Asia and parts of Africa. The frequency differs depending on race so in some areas it can be closer to 1 in 10.

Some cultures suggest that these holes attract wealth, but that is down to superstition! The tiny holes appear at the point in the ear where the cartilage connects to the face and can look like ‘nodules, dents and dimples’.

preauricular sinus = free forward helix piercing

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Akhirnya saya tahu apa nama lubang sebesar ujung pensil di antara daun telinga dan wajah yang dimiliki suami saya : Fistula Preaurikular Kongenital . Suami saya memiliki lubang itu pada dua telinganya, sedangkan bayi kami hanya memiliki lubang itu pada telinga sebelah kiri. Saya pikir ini mungkin penyakit menurun. . Semoga penyakit ini tidak membawa dampak apa-apa pada bayi kami. Karena suami saya sampai saat ini tidak mengeluh apa-apa karena lubang tersebut. Hanya mengeluh kalau ada sekret/cairan yang bau bila dipencet. . Ada beberapa kasus yang dioperasi. Tapi kalau tidak terjadi apa-apa, tak apalah dibiarkan saja. . Saya menganggap itu suatu ciptaan Alloh SWT yang luar biasa 😉 . Sudah bersyukur sekali bayi kami memiliki telinga yang lengkap dan berfungsi normal dan baik 🙏😊 . #preauricularsinus #babycenter #allaboutbaby #FistulaPreaurikularKongenital

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These ear pits look like they are pierced. But that is definitely not the case. The common malformation is known as preauricular sinus or as a congenital auricular fistula. Although there is a small chance that you could get an infection in the hole, it can easily be cured with antibiotics.

Some people theorize that it’s evidence of fish gills, other scientists say it results from developmental defects of the first and second pharyngeal arches. The first instance of this happening was recorded US National Library of Medicine, where the congenital disorder was first reported in 1864.
They are typically hereditary and show up in early fetal development.


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