cardiofacial syndrome

car·di·o·fa·cial syn·drome

1. transient or persistent unilateral partial lower facial paresis accompanying some congenital heart disease.
2. a group of syndromes characterized by congenital cardiovascular, bone, soft tissue, and facial abnormalities. Examples include Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, Noonan syndrome, and Williams syndrome.

Cayler,

Glen G., U.S. physician.
Cayler syndrome - unilateral facial weakness associated with cardiac defects. Synonym(s): cardiofacial syndrome

car·di·o·fa·cial syn·drome

(kahrdē-ō-fāshăl sindrōm)
1. Transient or persistent unilateral partial lower facial paresis accompanying congenital heart disease.
2. Syndromes characterized by congenital cardiovascular, bone, soft tissue, and facial abnormalities.
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DISCUSSION: Asymmetric crying facies (ACF), also called Cayler cardiofacial syndrome, partial unilateral facial paresis and hypoplasia of depressor anguli oris muscle, (3) is a minor congenital anomaly caused by agenesis or hypoplasia of the depressor anguli oris muscle, one of the muscles that control the movements of the lower lip.