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Folded Ear in Newborns: Treatment Options
Figure 1: Folded ear (aka: lidding ear) before treatment (Left) and after EarWell™ treatment (Right). (Photos courtesy of Becon Medical)

Folded Ear in Newborns: Treatment Options

My baby was born with a folded ear. What treatment options are available? A “folded” ear that is present at birth is an external ear deformity typically referred to as…

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Newborn Ear Deformity: What Can Be Done?
Figure 1: Stahl’s ear (aka: Elf ear or Spock ear) before (Left) and after (right) ear molding using EarWell™ Infant Ear Correction System)

Newborn Ear Deformity: What Can Be Done?

It is not uncommon for a baby to be born with abnormally shaped outer ears (external ears). This abnormality can either be a partial or complete absence of the outer…

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Ear Molding: An Overview
Image 1: Helical rim irregularity and Stahl’s ear before EarWell (left). After EarWell treatment (right). (Photos courtesy of Becon Medical)

Ear Molding: An Overview

Using EarWell System to Decrease the Need for Otoplasty in Children  About 5% of the babies are born with some type of an external ear or auricular deformity. Microtia (absent…

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Risks of Surgery for Surfer’s Ear
Figure 1: Schematic of the external and internal structures of the ear depicting surfer’s ear. The exostoses or bony outgrowths are protruding into the external ear canal.

Risks of Surgery for Surfer’s Ear

Surfer’s ear, also known as exostosis, is an abnormal growth of bone inside the ear canal. These growths produce symptoms such as trapping of water and wax, which can lead…

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The Dangers of Untreated Exostosis / Surfer’s Ear
Figure 1: Normal ear canal and ear drum (left). Exostoses protruding into the ear canal and obscuring the view of the ear drum. Wax can be seen adhering to the exostoses (right).

The Dangers of Untreated Exostosis / Surfer’s Ear

Surfer’s ears (also known as exostoses) take years to form, and occur with chronic exposure to cold water or air. It is common in swimmers and surfers who dip their…

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Surfer’s Ear Treatment: Chisel vs Drill
Image 1: Normal external ear canal and eardrum (left). Surfer’s ear or exostoses visibly protruding into the external ear canal and obscuring the ear drum. Grains of sand are also visibly adherent to the exostoses (right).

Surfer’s Ear Treatment: Chisel vs Drill

Surfer's ear (also known as exostoses) are bony ear canal growths that occur when the ear is routinely exposed to cold water and air. Many surfers, swimmers, and water adventurers…

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Otoplasty for Protruding Ears
Figure 1: Before (left) and after (right) otoplasty.

Otoplasty for Protruding Ears

Overview Otoplasty is the term given to various techniques to correct an over protruded ear. Although fully functional, over protruded ears can have devastating social consequences. Children with this anatomical…

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Cholesteatoma 101
Figure 1: The anatomy of the ear

Cholesteatoma 101

A cholesteatoma is the abnormal growth of skin in the middle ear. Although cholesteatoma is non-cancerous, the build-up of skin can act like a benign tumor by expanding and invading…

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