Ear Disorders In Infants Aged 3 Months.?
good afternoon ladies and gentlemen the doctor I want this consultation. my newborn is now 3 weeks old. what I want to ask is that my child’s ear has a chrytopia disorder, which means that the upper ear is pinched. can it be normal. please hint.
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Maybe what you mean is cryptotia.
Cryptotia is an ear anatomical abnormality in which the soft bones (cartilage) making up the upper ear are embedded under the skin layer, so that the folds of the upper ear are not visible. This condition occurs due to a disruption in the process of ear development when the fetus is still in the womb, which has not been clear to the originator until now. It is estimated, the incidence rate of this condition is found most in Asian races compared to other races.
Cryptotia is actually not a dangerous condition. However, this condition can cause physical appearance to be slightly disturbed. In addition, this condition can also cause problems, for example when your child will later wear glasses or masks.
Most cases of cryptotia can improve with ear molding procedures. With this procedure, a device will be attached to the outside of the ear, so that it intends to form and stretch the upper part of the ear. The results of this procedure can appear significant after several months to several years, depending on the severity of your child's ear condition. However, in more severe cases, which do not improve with conservative therapy as above, doctors may also consider performing surgery.
Discuss your child's condition directly with your doctor, pediatrician, or pediatric surgery specialist so that you are given the best treatment.
I hope this helps.