About Goldenhar Syndrome

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What is Goldenhar Syndrome?
Goldenhar Syndrome is a congenital anomaly, meaning it is present at birth.  Patients with Goldenhar Syndrome exhibit unilateral or bilateral Hemifacial Microsomia (HFM)

- An underdeveloped, assymetric half of the face affecting tissue, muscle,  and the underlying bone structure.  HFM affects the
Microtia - Literally meaning "small ear",
Aurel Atresia - Absence of the auditory canal

Facial Clefting

In addition to HFM, patients with GS also have other health issues which can include cleft lip/palate, hearing loss, epibulbar dermoids, vertebral anomalies and organ abnormalities including kidney and heart anomalies.

Some or all of the above-mentioned conditions may be present to varying degrees in each patient.

What causes Goldenhar Syndrome?

How often does Goldenhar Syndrome occur?

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