oculoauriculovertebral (OAV) dysplasia

a congenital condition in which colobomas of the upper eyelid, epibulbar dermoids, bilateral accessory auricular appendages anterior to the ears, and vertebral anomalies are frequently associated with characteristic facies, consisting of asymmetry of the skull, prominent frontal bossing, low hairline, mandibular hypoplasia, low-set ears, and sometimes hemifacial microstomia. Called also Goldenhar syndrome.

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  • OAV — oculoauriculovertebral [dysplasia] …   Medical dictionary

  • OAV — • oculoauriculovertebral [dysplasia] …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • Dysplasia — Abnormal in form. From the Greek dys (bad, disordered, abnormal) and plassein (to form). For example, retinal dysplasia is abnormal formation of the retina during embryonic development. * * * Abnormal tissue development. SEE ALSO: heteroplasia.… …   Medical dictionary

  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

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