Other Names for this Disease
- Goldenhar syndrome
- Facioauriculovertebral sequence
- FAv sequence
- Expanded spectrum of hemifacial microsomia
- Facioauriculovertebral dysplasia
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After an extensive search of the resources available to us, we identified one case report of a single patient diagnosed with Goldenhar disease who had schizophreniform disorder. Case reports document clinic findings associated with individual cases. It is important to keep in mind that the clinical findings documented in these case reports are based on specific individuals and may differ from one affected person to another. We did not identify any additional information regarding a link between Goldenhar disease and mental illness.
Last updated: 5/2/2016
- Brieger P, et al. Oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum disorder (Goldenhar "syndrome") coexisting with schizophreniform disorder. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. July, 1998; 65(1):135-136. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2170164/pdf/v065p00135.pdf. Accessed 11/3/2010.