Goldenhar Syndrome

What Is Goldenhar Syndrome?

Goldenhar Syndrome is a rare birth defect characterized by abnormal prenatal development of the head and face. Common features include missing ears and malformations of the jaw, eye, vertebrae, mouth, and palate.

Goldenhar Syndrome is also a disorder with many names. Some doctors differentiate between types with minor
details. The following is a list of other names used for Goldenhar Syndrome:

Facio-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum (FAV)
Goldenhar-Gorlin Syndrome
First and Second Branchial Arch Syndrome
Hemifacial Microsomia (HFM) – subdivision
Oculo Auriculo Vertebral Spectrum (OAV)

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