UK Standards for the Management of Patients with Microtia and Atresia
ISAR Treasurer, Dr Ken Stewart of Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh has significantly contributed to the UK Standards for the Management of Patients with Microtia and Atresia document which you can find the link to below.
Patients born with microtia and aural atresia have a complex craniofacial condition that may impact on all aspects of their lives. It is essential that these patients and their families have access to specialised microtia teams able to provide up to date and unbiased information. A multidisciplinary approach should be taken to provide holistic, individualised assessments and interventions. This should encompass cosmetic, audiological and psychological aspects of their care.
Close liaison between local services and the ear reconstruction team is a key component to achieving the best outcomes for these patients. There is a recognised need for agreed care standards for these patients, and this document aims to reflect a consensual view of how this care can be provided in an integrated fashion. It has been produced by a collaboration of professionals working in the field and with stakeholder organisations.