Common Minor Problems /

Asymmetric crying facies

01 In Brief

Often confiused with a facial nerve palsy ACF is a congenital condition due to absence of the depressor anguli oris muscle which controls the muscle which controls the downward motion of the lip. When the baby cries the mouth is pulled downward on one side. . Most cases are isolated but a small number can be associted with other problems.

02 What Do I Need To Know?




03 What Others Say

  • Stanford University Newborn nursery at LPCH

Asymmetric crying facies

  • Consultant for pediatricians

Asymmterical  crying facies

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Last updated: 04/12/2013