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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Low set ears: Low set ears may be hereditary, but may be a sign of a congenital anomaly or syndrome. For example, down's syndrome or an anomaly of the kidneys. C ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Of course, any physical feature can be altered at a later time with a referral to a cosmetic surgeon. Whether you can get the outcome desired or if th ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Low set ears : Low set ears are usually rotated posteriorly. The term 'low set ears' describes a condition where the upper part if the tragus falls below an imaginar ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Relatively low ear placement is not limited to Down syndrome patients and not all ds individuals demonstrate the anomaly.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Hard to comment: The perception of low set ears is a vague one. Physicians with training and experience can have difficulty defining this. What you perceive is low set ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Probably nothing: Those are all characteristics of down syndrome.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Many possibilities : There are many possibilities but treacher collins and nager syndrome are two that come to mind. This may require extensive evaluation and documentatio ... Read More
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience in Pediatrics
See geneticist: Hard to say without pictures, this is not an easy solution, but a geneticist that deals with children like this regularly may be able to help with a d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Unclear: There are a number of genetic disorders that can display these two findings simultaneously. It is difficult to say without genetic testing.

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