Ciorba A, Corazzi V, Conz V, Bianchini C, Aimoni C. Facial nerve paralysis in children. World J Clin Cases. Dec 3 (12) Evans AK, Licameli G, Brietzke S, Whittemore K, Kenna M. Aysmmetric Crying Facies. This infant has asymmetric crying facies. This condition can be differentiated from facial nerve palsy in that the eye and forhead muscles are unaffected. The etiology is a congenital deficiency or absence of the depressor anguli oris .
5. Pape KE, Pickering D: Asymmetric crying facies: An index of other congenital anomalies. J Pediatr ; 6. Monreal FJ: Asymmetric crying facies: An alternative inter-pretation. Pediatrics ; 7. Dorchy H, Baran D, Richard J: Association of asymmetric crying fades; Malformation of the ear and pulmonary agen-esis. Acta Paediatr. Asymmetric Crying Facies What is asymmetric crying facies (ACF)? Asymmetric crying facies (ACF) is a congenital anomaly occurring in one out of live births. When the baby cries, the mouth is pulled downward on one side while not moving on the other .
Congenital hypoplasia of depressor angularis oris muscle (CHDAOM) is an uncommon cause of asymmetric crying facies in neonates. Although its etiology is mostly unknown, it has been increasingly recognized as a marker for the presence of other less easily identifiable congenital abnormalities associated with genetic syndromes such as DiGeorge and Cayler syndrome. Aug 01, · Asymmetric crying face (unilateral dysfunction of the depressor anguli oris). Dysmorphic features in the newborn with VCFS may escape notice. Craniofacial characteristics are subtle in the newborn with VCFS and, given the usually serious nature of the conotruncal CCVM, are often obscured by the tape securing an endotracheal tube.