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If diagnosed in the neonatal period, mild forms of cryptotia can be treated with splinting or ear molding.

For moderate and more severe cases, a surgical intervention is usually warranted. Surgery is usually delayed until the patient is at least 5 to 7 years of age, making sure that the ear is of adequate size and that surgery will not affect significantly growth. The superior aspect of auricular cartilage is pulled out from under the scalp; an incision made around the now visible helical rim; and the medial surface of the freed cartilage is resurfaced with graft/flap