'Earless Boy' Given New Pair Made from His Ribs

by Kathy Jones on  August 12, 2014 at 10:14 PM General Health News
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Doctors have created a pair of ears from a patient's own ribs for a nine-year-old boy from UK, who was born without any ears.
 'Earless Boy' Given New Pair Made from His Ribs
'Earless Boy' Given New Pair Made from His Ribs

Kieran Sorkin, from Bushey, Hertfordshire, who was born with bilateral microtia, underwent a six-hour operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh), where doctors used cartilage from his ribs to create a pair of ears and grafted them to his head, the Independent reported.

Sorkin was born deaf and also had a rare condition which meant he did not have fully formed ears - just small lobes where his ears should be.

His father said that the operation will boost his son's confidence "no end" and they look like normal ears; he had nothing but has got proper-sized ears now and they cover the gap where ears should have been.

Source: ANI

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