Cranial and facial asymmetry is very common in newborns, due to the “softness” of the skull bones at birth. It can be caused by pressures in the uterus during pregnancy and delivery or because of the regular placement of the infant in one position during sleep. Oct 01, · Asymmetric crying facies (ACF) refers to a neonate or infant whose face appears symmetric at rest and asymmetric during crying as the mouth is pulled downward on one side while not moving on the other virginxx.xyz by: 9.
Mar 07, · 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 side. This facial weakness only affects the lower lip. It occurs on the left side in nearly 80 per cent of cases. Jun 01, · In this study we compared differences in facial and cranial asymmetry before and after molding helmet therapy in infants. The cranial asymmetry was measured with two different asymmetry indices (3DAI, CVAI). These differed in the type of evaluation as well as in the area of the head which is evaluated.