Helical Rim Ear Deformity in Newborn Infants
Helical rim ear deformity in newborn infants occurs with helical rim irregularities or compression that may occur anywhere along its entire circumference. The good news is that these infant ear deformities and irregularities are generally completely corrected when diagnosed early and treated with infant EarWell molding therapy.
Newborn Infants with Ear Deformities of the Helical Rim Treated with EarWell
It’s amazing that the infant ear cartilage arises from embryonic gill arches shown on inset A and B when the fetus is only a few weeks old and looks more like a fish or tadpole than a human. I have noticed that a weakness or break in the helical rim cartilage is often present where the cartilaginous crus of the superior limb of the triangular fossa (gill arch II) joins the helical rim (gill arch I; see arrow below and photos 1,2, and 3 below). Helical rim irregularities or compression may occur anywhere along its entire circumference where arch I attaches to arch II. The good news is that these deformities and irregularities are generally completely corrected when diagnosed early and EarWell molding therapy is initiated.
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