Kieran examines his new ears
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Surgery for boy born without ears

A boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.

Surgeons at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital took cartilage from Kieran Sorkin's ribs and grafted them onto his head.

About 100 children are born in Britain each year with his condition where one or both ears are missing.

BBC News followed Kieran, his parents and his surgeon to get a close-up look at the operation and its outcome.

Produced by Sophie Woodcock

  • 11 Aug 2014
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