Written by Dr. Kathy Jones | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Apr 20, 2016


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)

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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 Sunday, October 13, 2013

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?

prabhatmishra1 Thursday, August 8, 2013

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

Ali_xpire Thursday, October 27, 2011

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 Saturday, August 29, 2009

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 Sunday, May 9, 2010

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 Friday, May 8, 2009

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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