chapter  86
ByVictoria Harries, Simon Watts
Pages 6

BACKGROUND ‘Prominent ears’ is a common presentation to the paediatric ENT clinic, and represents the commonest congenital deformity of the ear with an incidence of approximately 5-6%.1 They can be associated with severe psychological distress and consequently affect academic performance and social development.2 It is therefore important to address any associated psychological issues as well as manage the patients’ and parents’ expectations when discussing the potential outcome of surgery.