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 5/13/2009
Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.