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Can you correct low-set ears surgically?

Can you correct low-set ears surgically?

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 the skull is formed a certain way may decide how much correction can be made. However, nobody will do such a surgery on a child, this is mainly an adult decision. Much really depends on how low set, and whether they are really causing issues for you. ...Read more

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Low Set Ears (Definition)

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 imaginary line that runs from the medial to the lateral canthus that is continued laterally around the head to reach each ear. This condition has been used to identify increased risk of other major ...Read more


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Are low set ears a telltale sign of downs syndrome?

Are low set ears a telltale sign of downs syndrome?

No: Relatively low ear placement is not limited to down syndrome patients and not all ds individuals demonstrate the anomaly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Low set ears?

What is the definition or description of: Low set ears?

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 imaginary line that runs from the medial to the lateral canthus that is continued laterally around the head to reach each ear. This condition has been used to identify increased risk of other major and minor congenital anomalies ...Read more

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Are low set ears hereditary?

Are low set ears hereditary?

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. Check it out. ...Read more

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Friend has child with face deformity, cleft lip and low set ears.. What could it be?

Friend has child with face deformity, cleft lip and low set ears.. What could it be?

Ask pediatrician...: If they are not sure, consider referral to a geneticist. Make sure the child had all his routine neonatal testing including bloodwork and a hearing screen. It is very hard to diagnose the child without a thorough examination, but it is certainly worth looking into. ...Read more

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A friend was born with cleft lip and low set ears. What could it be?

A friend was born with cleft lip and low set ears. What could it be?

Unclear: There are a number of genetic disorders that can display these two findings simultaneously. It is difficult to say without genetic testing. ...Read more

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Pain in ear while swallowing, jaw appears to be 'locked.' what is the best treatment for this?

Pain in ear while swallowing, jaw appears to be 'locked.' what is the best treatment for this?

Jaw Joint pain: Clicking, popping and jaw locking are common signs of temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. It is to only one in the body that actually disarticulates it also works in tandem with the opposite side tmj. The anatomy includes a cartilage disc , between the head of the jaw and the base of the skull. The disc and its ligaments get damaged in life and locks up the movement. See a TMJ dds/dmd. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fluids in middle ear and popping ears?

What is the best treatment for fluids in middle ear and popping ears?

Antihistamine: There are plenty of antihistamine non-prescription drugs in the market that can open up your sinuses. Afrin (oxymetazoline) spray for a few days works well, unless you have high blood pressure. ...Read more