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Ear deformity care

Protruding ears

Protruding ears is a condition in which the folds of the ear cartilage have not developed normally. This causes the ear to stick out from the side of the head. This can be an embarrassing feature and cause emotional distress to the developing child. Most opt for surgical correction of this condition, called an otoplasty. This surgery is usually performed when the child is around 6 years of age once the cartilage is completely formed. 

Protuding Ears


Lop ear

Congenital lop ear is when a protrusion occurs at the top portion of the ear. This can cause the cartilage to flop over, giving a bent or drooping appearance. Most opt for surgical correction of this condition, called an otoplasty.

Lop Ear 1  Lop Ear 2


Microtia

Microtia is an abnormal growth of the external ear. Microtia can range in severity from a minor ear fold to a marked absence of ear development, where a small tag of skin and cartilage are the only signs of an external ear. Surgical ear reconstruction can be done in almost all cases of microtia, atresia, and ears destroyed or missing due to traumatic injury.

Microtia 1  Microtia 2


Atresia

Atresia is a complete absence of the external ear canal, which is almost always accompanied by abnormalities of the middle ear bones, as well as the external ear.

Atresia 1  Atresia 2  Atresia 3


Traumatic ear deformity

With traumatic injuries to the ear from dog bites, car accidents, etc., surgical reconstruction can be accomplished in many cases. Surgical ear reconstruction can be done in almost all cases of microtia, atresia, and ears destroyed or missing due to traumatic injury.

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