A 32-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: prominent ears?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Louis Gallia answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Definition: Ears that are too large or stick out from head. A cosmetic problem. See facial plastic surgeon for treatment.
Answered on Oct 8, 2016
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Prominent Ear aka: Otapostasis is when the ear protrudes or sticks out more than usual. It could affect one or both sides. It may result from abnormal cartilage development during birth.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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