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A 31-year-old female asked:

My aunt had scoliosis (treated as a teen), her daughter's (my cousin's) baby has goldenhars, could they be linked? no other family member has either.

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Unlikely: Although Goldenhars is associated with vertebral anomalies, it is unlikely if the aunt has isolated scoliosis. Make sure she doesn't have other anomalies. The cause of Goldenhars is multifactorial. There is likely a genetic component but not worked out yet. All the best.

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