Other ear deformations

A variety of other ear deformations such as ‘Stahls’ bar, cryptopia and constricted ears are well recognised entities which maybe corrected by splintage, otoplasty or ear reconstruction.


Cryptotia means ‘buried ear’. This is a relatively rare deformation in which the groove behind the ear is not fully formed. This is aesthetically displeasing and can cause difficulties in wearing glasses. This condition can occasionally be corrected using splints but more commonly is corrected surgically around the age of five.