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Cryptocia. Close-up of the ear of a 5-year-old female patient with cryptocia before undergoing corrective surgery. This congenital disorder is unusual in caucasian families. It occurs when a part of the ear cartilage is embedded beneath the skin and no skin is apparent behind the ear. The condition can be corrected with cosmetic surgery.
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