Schoolboy born with half an ear gets a new one

A schoolboy has been given a new ear after doctors used part of his rib to sculpt a replacement.

Ten-year-old Sean Wingrove-Smith from Walderslade, Kent, was born with part of his right ear missing, symptomatic of a rare genetic disorder.

But after numerous operations, surgeons at Great Ormond Street Hospital used cartilage from his ribcage to carve an ear and he can now wear glasses for the first time.

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