Cause of gold­en­har syn­drome has not yet been iden­ti­fied

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gold­en­har syn­drome is an‘um­brella’term for a wide range of bone ab­nor­mal­i­ties af­fect­ing the face and some­times the ver­te­brae.

It can of­ten be char­ac­ter­ized by in­com­plete de­vel­op­ment of the ear, nose, soft palate, lip and mandible.

Prob­lems as­so­ci­ated with gold­en­har can in­clude hear­ing loss, weak­ness in moving the side of the face that is smaller, prob­lems wth breath­ing as­so­ci­ated with small wind­pipes and dif­fi­culty eat­ing.

Dis­cov­ered by in 1952 by Dr Mau­rice gold­en­har, the cause of the syn­drome has not yet been iden­ti­fied, but it has been proven not to be ge­netic.

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