February 1978

Goldenhar's Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Dr Feingold) and Ophthalmology (Dr Baum), Tufts University School of Medicine, and the Center for Genetic Counseling and Birth Defect Evaluation (Dr Feingold) and the Department of Ophthalmology (Dr Baum), Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston.

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(2):136-138. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120270034006

• We present a report on 16 patients with Goldenhar's syndrome. The criteria we required for the diagnosis of Goldenhar's syndrome consisted of an eye abnormality (lipoma, lipodermoid, epibulbar dermoid, or upper eyelid coloboma) associated with ear, mandibular, or vertebral anomalies (two of the three). Although Treacher Collins' syndrome can be easily differentiated from Goldenhar's syndrome, the differences between Goldenhar's syndrome and hemifacial microsomia are more difficult to delineate.

(Am J Dis Child 132:136-138, 1978)