OverviewMany normal children are born with ears that are less than perfect and that may stick out. However, low-set ears, absent pinna, and abnormal folds can be associated with various conditions.
Review Date 4/21/2015
Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.