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Treatment of Ear Deformity

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Diagnostic tests for ear deformity
 from  191
Ear plastic surgery of ear deformity
 from  4911
General therapeutic rehabilitation
 from  565.57

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

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 deformity
1279

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for ear deformity
1245

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for ear deformity
1219

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck 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 deformity
1375

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for ear deformity
1208
Ear plastic surgery of ear deformity
13679

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

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 deformity
1266

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck 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 deformity
1240

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

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 deformity
1464

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for ear deformity
1193

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

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 deformity
1282

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for ear deformity
1218

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnostic tests for ear deformity
1240

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

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 deformity
1278

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostic tests for ear deformity
1166

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

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 deformity
1282

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnostic tests for ear deformity
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About the disease

Ear deformity is a relatively common condition which is usually congenital. According to MedScape, approximately 5% of newborn babies are born with some extent of ear deformity. In some cases this deformity resolves on its own with child`s growth, while in others, it stays present in adulthood. Ear deformity is usually a cosmetic deformity. It rarely affects the hearing itself, but it can present some problems for the self-esteem and also cause the person to think about plastic surgery, which is usually the best resolution in case of severe ear deformity.

Two most common types of ear deformity are protruding ears and ear microtia. Protruding ears is the condition when ears protrude abnormally beyond the normal range. In some cases the protrusion is so slight people do not even notice it, while in others protrusion can be 4-8 cm out of the normal range. Protruding ears can be presented as either unilateral or bilateral condition, meaning that the ear protrudes either on one or both sides. Bilateral protrusion is more common. In many cases protrusion disappears by the time the child is 10 years old, when the growth of the skeleton and ear bones stabilizes the appearance of the ears. In other cases, protruding ears can be present even in adulthood.

Ear microtia is a condition when the ear is too small. Microtia can also be either bilateral or unilateral. Microtia is more common in males and it mostly develops only on the right side. There are several degrees of microtia depending on how small the ear is. There are basically 3 grades with the 1st having almost the normal size of the ear and with the 3rd grade having an extremely small ear. Normal features of the ear may be absent. In anotia the ear is absent altogether. The exact cause of ear deformities is not known. Genetic predisposition and also problems during the pregnancy can be the causes of ear deformity. Genetic mutation can also become the cause of this condition.    

Symptoms

  • Ears look disproportionate
  • Ears are protruding
  • Ears do not grow as the skeleton grows

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will examine the ear structure of the child to determine the exact type of ear deformity and also its extent.
  • The doctor will ask the mother if there had been any problems during the pregnancy or if this condition runs in the family of the child.
  • The doctor can conduct the audiogram to check the hearing of the child. Sound waves are sent into the ears through headphones to determine if the child hears them on all volumes which are normal for the hearing.
  • A CT scan or MRI can be used as well to examine the ear structure from the inside and determine if everything functions normally.

Treatment

  • While it is relatively common for plastic surgeons to correct the protruding ears, it is a more complex surgery to correct the microtia of the ear. There are fewer specialists which specialize in correcting microtia, but, still, this condition can be corrected if the timing for surgery was chosen correctly.
  • Ear plastic surgery aims to correct the type of ear deformity the child has in order to make the ear structure normal. The surgery is important to perform in severe cases, especially if ear deformity creates any problems for the hearing.
  • The surgery is usually recommended to perform after the child is 6 years old in order to prevent risk of complications.

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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