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May 1976

Goldenhar Syndrome: Associated With Submandibular Gland Hyperplasia and Hemihypoplasia of the Mobile Tongue

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Dr Miyamoto is currently with the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, March Air Force Base, Calif.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(5):313-314. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780100099016

• We report a case of Goldenhar syndrome with submandibular gland hyperplasia and hemihypoplasia of the mobile tongue. This association has not been noted in the literature. A vascular abnormality or hemorrhagic phenomenon occurring during embryogenesis have been proposed as an explanation for the spectrum of defects seen in this syndrome. Congenital hearing loss, when it occurs in Goldenhar syndrome, is usually unilateral and conductive in nature; however, inner ear defects may be more common than previously recognized.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:313-314, 1976)