What are common symptoms of Goldenhar syndrome?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Goldenhar syndrome causes abnormal growth of tissue and bones in the face and skull. Symptoms range in type and severity and may include:

  • underdeveloped or missing outer ear tissue
  • cleft lip, cleft palate
  • benign growths around and/or on the eyes (epibulbar dermoids)
  • an underdeveloped or missing eye
  • deformed upper and/or lower jaw
  • fused bones in the neck

Symptoms usually affect one side of the face although can affect both sides.

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