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J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2009 Apr-Jun;27(2):121-4. doi: 10.4103/0970-4388.55339.

Craniofacial features in Goldenhar syndrome.

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  • 1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Vishnu Dental College and Hospital, Bhimavaram - 534202, Andhra Pradesh, India. vinaychandrappa@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Goldenhar syndrome also known as oculo-auriculo-vertebral syndrome was first reported by Dr Maurice Goldenhar in 1952. It is a rare disease entity characterized by craniofacial anomalies such as hypoplasia of the mandible and malar bones, microtia, and vertebral anomalies. The etiology of this disease still remains unclear and occurs as sporadic. This report presents goldenhar syndrome in a 12-year-old male patient.

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