Preauricular tag; Preauricular pit
An ear (preauricular) tag is a small skin tag or pit in front of the outside part of the ear.
Skin tags and pits just in front of the opening of the outside (external) ear are commonly seen in newborn infants.
In most cases, these are normal. However, both preauricular tags and pits can be associated with other medical conditions. It is important to point out skin tags or pits to your child's health care provider during the routine well-child examination.
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