Other Names for this Disease
- Facioauriculovertebral sequence
- FAv sequence
- Goldenhar syndrome
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The major signs and symptoms of Goldenhar disease are usually only seen on one side of the body. These major features include a partially formed ear (microtia) or totally absent ear (anotia), noncancerous (benign) growths of the eye (ocular dermoid cysts), and spinal abnormalities. Affected individuals may have a variety of other signs and symptoms involving the ears, eyes, and spine as well as the face, heart, lungs, and central nervous system. The severity of these features can vary greatly among individuals with Goldenhar disease.
Last updated: 11/9/2010
- Goldenhar syndrome. Orphanet. February, 2005; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=374. Accessed 11/4/2010.