Mobius Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 04, 2018
  • Author: Cheryl Ann Palmer, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Because birth trauma can cause a syndrome with a presentation similar to that of Möbius syndrome, birth trauma should be excluded as soon as possible after birth. Other conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of Möbius syndrome include the following:

  • Abducens (CN VI) nerve palsy

  • Asymmetrical crying facies

  • Brainstem syndromes

  • Duane syndrome

  • Kallmann syndrome

  • Metabolic neuropathy

  • Myotonic diseases

  • Neuromuscular diseases

  • Poland anomaly

  • Klippel-Feil anomaly

Differential Diagnoses