OverviewMany normal children are born with ears that are less than perfect and that may stick out. However, low-set ears, absent pinna, and abnormal folds can be associated with various conditions.
Update Date 5/10/2013
Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.