Newborn Ear Deformities Corrected Without Surgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Study -- Plastic surgeons at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital have started offering a new method for correcting ear deformities in young infants. Prominent or misfolded ears, which affect between one-fifth and one-third of infants, can cause misery in childhood if they attract teasing from peers. Until recently, the only treatment available was corrective surgery.

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