Goldenhar Syndrome is a congenital condition that usually affects just one side of the sufferer’s body. Common characteristics include facial and ear abnormalities, breathing problems, deafness, heart, lung, kidney and eye health issues, feeding problems and spinal and rib abnormalities. Each person with Goldenhar Syndrome is affected differently, so will have a different mix of the symptoms. The condition does not affect the intelligence or lifespan of the sufferer and 70% of suffers are male. The cause is not currently known. There are various surgical procedures available, depending on the symptoms of the sufferer.
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