Abnormal development or deformities of the ear anatomy can cause a range of complications, from cosmetic issues to hearing and development problems. Some ear deformities are present at birth, while others are acquired in nature. Dr. Shyam Sheth & team treats children and adolescents with a wide variety of ear deformities. We provide surgery for partial and complete reconstruction of ear using facial implants, silicon, rib grafts and tissue expanders.
» Earlobe deformities: These come in a variety of shapes, including earlobes with clefts, duplicate earlobes, and earlobes with skin tags.
» Microtia: Underdeveloped external ear.
» Protruding ears: Ears that stick out more than 2 cm from the side of the head.
» Ear keloids: Caused by excessive scar tissue formation after minor trauma, most commonly after ear piercing.
» Ear tags: Also known as an accessory tragus or a branchial cleft remnant, consist of skin and cartilage.
» Split earlobes: Occur gradually due to large or heavy earrings.
» Constricted ears: A variety of ear deformities where the helical rim is either folded over (also called lop ear), wrinkled, or tight.
» Cryptotia: Ear cartilage framework that is partially buried beneath the skin on the side of the head.
» Anotia: Total absence of the ear.
» Stahl's ear: Pointy ear shape and an extra cartilage fold (crus) in the scapha portion of the ear.
» Traumatic ear deformities: Lacerations, tears and bite injuries.
» Cauliflower ear: Abnormal cartilage forms on top of the normal cartilage, resulting in bulky misshapen ears.
» Ear hemangiomas: Most common benign tumor of infancy, can occur anywhere on the body, including the external ear and the salivary gland in front of the ear.