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


  • A very small lower jaw is the commonest finding in Pierre Robin syndrome. But the growth of the mandible seems to normalize by the 5th year of life, it however gives a characteristic appearance called as "bird facies."
  • The tongue can turn backwards and appears to fall into the throat.
  • The combination of a small lower jaw and the reverse tongue gives rise to acute breathing problems in a child because of airway blockage.
  • Defects of the middle ear can lead to hearing loss
  • Speech defects are common in Pierre Robin syndrome because of the unusual higly placed poition of the tongue and the lower jaw.
  • Heart defects have also been encountered in this condition.
  • Several muscular abnormalities like abnormally flexible joints and clubfeet are known to occur.
  • Nervous system problems might include a delay in the understanding and development of language skills and ometimes can present as fits (epilepsy).
  • A testis may not descend normally and is seen in 25 percent of the cases.



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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