Auricular changes in patients ill with Turner's syndrome
Kaunas Medical Academy, Institute of Endocrinology, Clinic of Neurology, 3007 Kaunas, Lithuania
The essence of Turner's syndrome is that one sex chromosome is missing (45,X0) or it is mosaicism. This syndrome reveals for one from 2500 alive born girls and manifests itself in falling behind in physical, bone development, in small stature and other characteristic appearance, for example, short, thick neck of sphinx, low line of hair growing, eye slit, low situated ear helix and so on. Turner's syndrome also shows itself in anomalies of visceral organs, dysgenesis of gonads, absence of sexual development and osteoporosis appearing because of that.
In literature we could not find data about changes (anomalies) of separate structures of ear helix (auricula). We were observing, examining and treating 1 1 patients under 14 years old, for whom diagnosis of Turner's syndrome was approved. For ten of them anomalies of inside structures of ear helix (auriculus) were found: for nine patients deformations of antitragus was found, for seven of them antitragus were hypertrophic and for two of them were hypotropic. Measuring electroconductivity of separate points (acupuncture) microzones we found more reliable disbalance for negative and positive in microzone of hypothalamus. We are going on working with most deeper researchers.
Summarizing we could recommend for endocrinologists, pediatricians and other specialists to pay attention to morphology of separate structures of ear helix of the patient and to parameters of electric measurements, what could enrich clinical view and diagnosis of Turner's syndrome