Newborn Infants with Lidding Deformity of their Ears Treated with EarWell
Lidding of the infant ear occurs when the continuation of the antihelical fold (the superior limb of the triangular fossa) fails to form. This cartilagnous crus gives support to the upper third of the ear and when it fails to develop varying degrees of folding over (lidding) occur. Lidding may just involve the helical rim (photo 6 below) or a complete folding over of the upper third of the ear (photos 1, 4, and 7 below). The good news is that when lidding is diagnosed early (first week of life), complete correction can generally be achieved wlth the EarWell Correction System.