Unilateral CHARGE association

Eur J Pediatr. 2002 Feb;161(2):78-80. doi: 10.1007/s00431-001-0870-z.


A case with a predominantly unilateral CHARGE association is reported. The CHARGE association refers to a combination of congenital malformations. This boy had left-sided anomalies consisting of choanal atresia, coloboma and peripheral facial palsy. The infant had a frontal encephalocele, an anomaly not included in the definitions of CHARGE association.

Conclusion: even when anomalies are predominantly unilateral, the CHARGE association should be considered in the differential diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
  • Choanal Atresia / complications
  • Choanal Atresia / diagnosis*
  • Coloboma / complications
  • Coloboma / diagnosis*
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / complications
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / diagnosis*
  • Facial Paralysis / complications
  • Facial Paralysis / diagnosis*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Frontal Bone / abnormalities*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Syndrome