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Newborn ear anatomy

Newborn ear anatomy

Overview

Many 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.

Update 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.