Michel aplasia also known as complete labyrinthine aplasia (CLA) was first described in 1863. It is a congenital abnormality of the inner ear and is characterised by bilateral absence of differentiated inner ear structures (with resultant - and not surprising - anacusis). It is thought to result from failure of development of the otic placode. It is associated with:
- abnormal development of the skeletal portions of the second arch
- skull base abnormalities
It should not be confused with Michel dysplasia
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