Baby Born With Ears Under Its Chin

This baby’s ear amazingly buildup under chin. Birth imperfections are relatively common around the world, some more than others. Every once in a while we see one that just catches our attentiveness and makes you consider back to whether or not you had seen it before. In this case, it appears to be a abnormal deformity that caused there to be a baby born with ears under its chin. The picture, taken from the popular photo site Imgur explains a newborn baby who was born with a few cranial birth faults, such as a deformed mouth and jaw line, but more significantly the placement of the ears stands out.

Position of the ears in this crate is to some area reminiscent of where gills would be on an aquatic animal, or fish. Perhaps they just failed to transfer to the side of the head after they were formed. In the first trimester of the pregnancy, ears form along the jaw line out of cartilage. At some point for the duration of the second trimester the ears typically migrate to their correct place on the side of the head. This is the customary procedure that appears to have failed during the second trimester, which resulted in the low position of the ears as well as the deformed jaw line. The Mayo Clinic states that by 18 weeks of gestation, a fetus ought to be able to hear, with have completely formed ears.

In the case of the child in this photograph, it is not known if the child was born prematurely (too early) or if it survived post-birth. Details about when and where this child was born are still uncertain, as not much information appears to be public aside from this photograph.

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