Medicine: baby born without ears, rebuilt from the ribs

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Medicine: baby born without ears, rebuilt from the ribs


"I always wanted big ears". Kieran, an English child of nine, born without hearing, and with malformation that have only small lobes instead of the ears, can 'now boast quite a few, reconstructed by doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London using the cartilage extracted from the ribs of Kieran. The intervention 'was carried out last week and it is a procedure mainly cosmetic, and Kieran' can sense the sound of the wind and the chirping of birds due to previous operations. But those ears were waiting, and 'was in fact a decision to undergo surgery "talked about since he was six years after watching a program on TV - have told the parents - it was important that it was his decision." The reaction after the operation and Kieran 'was simply: "Wow!".