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Goldenhar's syndrome

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Goldenhar's syndrome is the result of maldevelopment of the first two branchial arches, and as such results in, on the affected side:

  • hypoplasia of the face
  • low set ear, which is usually malformed
  • deafness, which is sensorineural
  • coloboma
  • epibulbar dermoids
  • short neck
  • midline facial cleft

There may also be skeletal, renal and cardiovascular anomolies.

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