Pierre Robin Syndrome / Bird Facies

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Introduction

Pierre Robin syndrome, also called as Robin anomalad, is a condition, which could occur on its own or in association with a group of deformities. This condition was first described by Lannelongue and Menard in 1891 and subsequently in 1923 by Pierre Robin.

This condition is due to a genetic defect, which gives rise to three problem, a very small lower jaw, a slit like hole in the palate of mouth (called cleft palate) and the tongue appear to fall into the throat (condition called as retroglossoptosis)

The condition occurs approximately in 1 per 8500 live births with an equal occurrence among boys and girl babies except when it is inherited as an X-lined genetic disorder. In such an inheritance the ratio among boys increases.

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anwita

My daughter is diagnosed with PRS. She has soft palate. Can any suggest where can I have best medical facilities where she can be treated?

My daughter has been diagnosed with Pierre Robin Syndrome. She is 1 month old and is fed with Medela Special Needs Feeder. Please tell me about best medical facilities [Hospitals] in India where she can be treated for Pierre Robin Syndrome (Corrective Surgery for Chin, Cleft palate, airway obstruction).
Prabhat Mishra

my son age 14 months have a hole in his mouth upper roof please tell me there is any medicine for him or surgery is only solution

Komael_Husaini

Could anyone tell me that if I go for a cleft palate surgery at the age of 25 , then what will be the possibility of success.Also I want to tell you that because of my speech defect, I want to go for this operation.

guest

I would do it. Go to a dr specializing in this. Both my sons had theirs repaired and it worked wonderful! A doctor that does this all the time can tell you if there is a good possibility of it working.

tinagln

Please advice
on the effect of Pierre Robin Syndrome long term
Eyes, Fine Motor skills, surgery carried out later for speech
any advice appriciated

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