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Treatment of Ear Deformities

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
 from  186
Plastic correction of ear deformities
 from  1944
General therapeutic rehabilitation
 from  565.57

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1266
Plastic correction of ear deformities
6476

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1234
Plastic correction of ear deformities
6056

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Plastic, Burn Surgery and Hand Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1262
Plastic correction of ear deformities
6483

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial, Plastic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1284
Plastic correction of ear deformities
6532

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1282
Plastic correction of ear deformities
6444

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1277
Plastic correction of ear deformities
6366

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1377
Plastic correction of ear deformities
7469

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1176
Plastic correction of ear deformities
5547

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1446
Plastic correction of ear deformities
8194

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand and Burn Surgery

The HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal is a well-known maximum care hospital and an advanced rehabilitation center in Germany. The hospital belongs to the Witten-Herdecke University and, with its 1000 beds, is the largest one in the Bergisches Land region. Within the 26 departments of the hospital, the whole spectrum of medica
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1217
Plastic correction of ear deformities
5823

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1288
Plastic correction of ear deformities
6494

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Plastic Surgery

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research facilities in Israel. It began its work in 1961, but it is still popular among the local population and attracts thousands of international patients. The multidisciplinary medical center covers an area of ​​150,000 m&s
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
617
Plastic correction of ear deformities
6538

Medicana International Ankara Hospital

8.5/10
location_onTurkey, Ankara

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

The Medicana International Ankara Hospital is one of the leading medical centers, which belongs to the largest medical network Medicana in Turkey. The hospital incorporates all specialties of the modern medicine under one roof. It particularly focuses on bone marrow transplantation, cardiology, cardiovascular surg
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
604
Plastic correction of ear deformities
6403

Medicana International Istanbul Hospital

9/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

The Medicana International Istanbul Hospital is a modern medical institution, which provides patients with an individual approach, excellent health service and attentive care. The hospital is part of the largest Turkish network of the Medicana hospitals. Due to its long successful clinical activities, the network has won th
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
582
Plastic correction of ear deformities
6494

Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

7.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Hospital Bogenhausen Munich ranks among the ten best medical centers in Bavaria and among the top 50 medical facilities in Germany! The medical facility is the Academic Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. The modern hospital with the highest level of services annuall
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1273
Plastic correction of ear deformities
6521

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Krefeld

Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently. Having crossed the threshold
Diagnostic tests for ear deformities
1174
Plastic correction of ear deformities
5427
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About the disease

According to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, approximately 6 to 45% of all babies are born with some kind of ear deformity. In most cases, these deformities become less apparent as the child grows. However, some ear deformities can cause hearing difficulties as well as the obvious cosmetic inconvenience.

Ear deformities can be the result of the position the fetus adopted in utero. As the newborn baby grows, the ear is likely to unfold on its own and look normal by the time the child is a few weeks or months old. However, if this does not happen, there are surgical procedures that can correct the shape of the ear.

Normally, the ear is shaped pretty much like the letter C. There are several types of ear deformities, some of which only affect the outer structure and not the ability to hear. The most common type of ear deformity is protrusion of the ears. This condition is also known as prominent ears and can be seen most commonly in little children. Protrusion is considered to be a deformity if the distance of the helix (upper cartilage) is more than 2 cm from the side of the head.

Another type of ear deformity is constriction of the ears, where the ears are folded over or wrinkled. This condition is also known as lop ear. If part of the ear is hidden beneath the skin at the side of the head, this condition is known as cryptopia.

Although most ear deformities are hereditary, trauma or genetic mutation can also cause these conditions. Sometimes, ear deformities can also indicate certain medical conditions, such as Goldenhar syndrome.

Symptoms

  • Ear looks different to the normal “C” shape
  • Deformity does not resolve itself as the child grows

Diagnosis

  • Usually, a general examination is enough to diagnose an ear deformity. The otolaryngologist will examine the ear to determine the extent of the deformity.
  • The doctor will also inquire about the patient’s family history, to establish whether the condition runs in the family. The mother’s experience during pregnancy is also likely to be discussed and whether there were any complications during childbirth.
  • The patient’s ears will be tested with an audiogram, to find out if the deformity has had a detrimental effect on their hearing.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment, such as ear molding, can be performed within days or weeks of the baby’s birth. At this stage, the baby’s ears are still very soft and can be molded easily.
  • Plastic correctional surgery may be performed later, if the ear molding was unsuccessful. Most children need to be at least 5 years old before this surgery can be performed.
  • Sometimes, a skin graft is used to correct the shape of the ear.



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