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Are there other names for Goldenhar syndrome?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Goldenhar syndrome is also known as oculoauriculovertebral spectrum (OAV). Goldenhar syndrome is a type of craniofacial disorder. Other names include brachial arch syndrome, facioauriculovertebral syndrome (FAV), and lateral facial dysplasia.

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