Have you ever wondered why some people have an extra hole in their ears? The question may actually come across your mind at least once in your life.
It was alleged that some people have these because it’s an “evolutionary remnant of fish gills.” It may sound odd but Artikulo Health News cited that having extra holes in one’s ear is a sort of congenital imperfection that is barely noticeable.
They said that it’s not a result of an old piercing or injury. It may be an indication of a congenital disorder known as preauricular sinus.
A preauricular sinus, according to Medscape, is inherited in an “incomplete autosomal dominant pattern.” The source said that it appears simultaneously and that, it usually affects the left ear more than the right one.
The website of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia cited that this happens when the ear development of the child “goes awry early in gestation.” This does not mean that the child will have hearing impairments.
However, he or she may be prone to infections and cysts, including the development of small pus-filled masses that is known as abscesses. If infection manifests continuously, the person may be fit to be operated upon by a surgeon.
This ensures that the extra hole in the ear might be removed. If it does not posit any kind of problem, the hole may be left alone.
Neil Shubin, an alleged evolutionary biologist, said that it may be an evolutionary remnant of fish gills. However, no other theories or evidence have supported this speculation since humans evolved from apes, not fishes.
What do you think about this, readers? Do you have an extra hole in your ear? Or do you know anyone who has this characteristic?
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