What is the appropriate evaluation of a newborn with skin tags or pits near the ear?
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Infants with isolated preauricular skin tags and/or ear pits (PSEP) have a significantly higher prevalence of hearing impairment. (SOR A, based on multiple, consistent cohort studies.) Routine ultrasonography searching for occult renal disease is not indicated. (SOR A, based on consistent, prospective cohort studies.)
Evidence Based Practice 13(4): 10-11.