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Goldenhar syndrome treatment?

Goldenhar syndrome treatment?

Birth defect: Congenital birth defect that affects the development of the ear, nose, mandible, and palate. ...Read more

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Goldenhar syndrome info site?

Goldenhar syndrome info site?

Facial anomolies: Incomplete development of the ear, nose, mandible, soft palate and/or lip. Usually these defects are only on one side of the body. http://www.goldenharsyndrome.org/. ...Read more

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Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

It is a genetic synd: It is a genetic syndrome. There's a bout a 3% chance the child will pass it on and less than a 1% chance it would occur in a sibling of this child of same parents. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat goldenhar syndrome before birth?

Is it possible to treat goldenhar syndrome before birth?

No: Goldenhar syndrome is thought to be a genetic condition so there is no treatment while the baby is still inside. I recommend you ask your obgyn for a referral to a genetic counselor who will be able to guide you on treatment options for this rare condition. ...Read more

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Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

No: Down's Syndrome is caused by a translocation of the 21st chromosome. The cause of Goldenhar syndrome is not exactly clear. Totally unrelated syndromes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about goldenhar syndrome?

Could you tell me about goldenhar syndrome?

Yes, but why?: It is a benign epibulbar dermoid of the sclera, cartilaginous ear tags and usually microtia, underdevelopment of the nose, soft palate and lip on the same side as the dermoid, as well as underdeveloped mandible on that side, Belgian ophthalmologist Maurice Goldenhar documented the association in 1952. It is now known to be a partial expression of Oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum. ...Read more

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Does anyone here treat goldenhar syndrome?

Does anyone here treat goldenhar syndrome?

Depends: Depends where you live. Treatment would include repair of cleft palate by a pediatric plastic surgeon or a maxillo-facial surgeon who could also take care of the mandible deformity. Pediatric ENT doctor for ear malformations. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about goldenhar syndrome?

Does anyone know anything about goldenhar syndrome?

Birth defect: Congenital birth defect affecting the formation and development of the ears, palate, mandible. Can be associated with scoliosis and development of some internal organs. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me about goldenhar syndrome characteristics?

Can anyone tell me about goldenhar syndrome characteristics?

Multiple congenital: Anomalies occur in oculoauriculovertebral spectrum. Unilateral external ear deformity ranges from absence to microtia ( small ear), middle ear abnormality with some degree of hearing loss, hemifacial microsomia ( small size of one side), macrostomia ( large mouth), microphthalmia (small eye), vertebral abnormalities. Some have heart & kidney defects. 10% have intellectual disability. ...Read more

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I was wondering if anyone knows anything about goldenhar syndrome survival?

I was wondering if anyone knows anything about goldenhar syndrome survival?

Depends on: The presence of serious congenital heart or kidney defects, narrowing of the ateries to the kidneys causing high blood pressure, vertebral abnormalities causing severe scoliosis that can compromise lung function. These are seen in the most severe cases. Early detection & medical or surgical treatment of these associated problems greatly reduce morbidity ( illness) & mortality. ...Read more

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My niece was diagnosed at birth with goldenhar syndrome. Does every one with goldenhar syndrome has or will develop scoliosis?

My niece was diagnosed at birth with goldenhar syndrome. Does every one with goldenhar syndrome has or will develop scoliosis?

Not specificly: The syndrome is also known as the oculo-auriculo-vertebral syndrome since a non- random association of eye/ear/& vertebral anomalies is seen.Not all patients exhibit all features.While the neck or lower back vertebrae are often misshapen in some, which can trigger scoliosis, not all will. Also, as anyone ages they can develop scoliosis from factors unrelated to the syndrome. ...Read more

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My first cousin's baby has been diagnosed with Goldenhar/ OAV syndrome. No-one else in the family has it. Is it something I could pass to my children?

My first cousin's baby has been diagnosed with Goldenhar/ OAV syndrome. No-one else in the family has it. Is it something I could pass to my children?

No: If your cousin's baby is the first in your family, it is very nearly impossible for you to carry a recessive gene (most of the Goldenhar cases are sporadic, that is, happen randomly). Only a tiny number are inherited and this small number of Goldenhar cases are identified when several members of a family are affected. Your children are very safe. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are the main signs of goldenhar sydrome?

There can be a few: There can be quite a few. There is a website called craniofacial.net that is from the International Cranifacial Institute that has a good amount of information on this syndrome. ...Read more

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If you have a dermoid due to goldenhar syndrom, can you use some contact lenses for cosmetical purpose?

If you have a dermoid due to goldenhar syndrom, can you use some contact lenses for cosmetical purpose?

Depends: Depends upon where the dermoid is located. If it is overlapping the cornea, there is no practical lens that will fit. If it is on the brow or lid, a contact can be worn but will not disquise the dermoid. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist and see what is the best solution. ...Read more

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Are there any goldenhar specialists out there?

Are there any goldenhar specialists out there?

Usually a team: Look for craniofacial clinics associated with medical schools. These are usually staffed by ENT doctors, plastic surgeons, audiologists, speech/language therapists, geneticists, developmental pediatricians & medical social workers. Pediatric specialists in ophthalmology, nephrology, cardiology, psychology & orthopedics are often involved in treatment. See ameriface or www.Goldenharsyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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What are common effective treatments for Sjögren's syndrome?

What are common effective treatments for Sjögren's syndrome?

Only some symptoms.: most of medicine, the focus is treating symptoms expressed by our body. Medicine remains largely low-tech whereas life & humans are Hi-Tech. Thus most focus is on increasing low level understanding of body anatomy & physiology & using our limited knowledge to treat & reduce (hopefully) symptoms. Study issues yourself., eg: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/332125-treatment for some insight. ...Read more