Pierre Robin syndrome


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Pierre Robin syndrome

 [pyār ro-ban´]
an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by smallness of the mandible, cleft palate, and often drooping of the tongue, backward and upward displacement of the larynx, and angulation of the manubrium sterni. Cleft palate makes sucking and swallowing difficult, permitting easy access of fluids into the larynx.

Pierre Rob·in syn·drome

(pē-yār' rō-ban[h]'), [MIM*261800]
retrognathia and glossoptosis, often associated with upper airway obstruction and feeding difficulties; may be accompanied by cleft palate, laryngomalacia, ocular and cervical spine abnormalities; weak evidence of autosomal recessive inheritance.

Pierre Robin syndrome

Pierre Robin sequence Pediatrics A group of oral defects–very small lower jaw with a posterior-placed tongue that causes choking and dyspnea, especially while asleep; other findings include a high arched palate or cleft palate. See Cleft palate.

Pi·erre Rob·in syn·drome

(pē-yār' rō-ban[h]' sin'drōm)
A complex of congenital anomalies including micrognathia and abnormal smallness of the tongue, often with cleft palate, severe myopia, congenital glaucoma, and retinal detachment. Intelligence of those affected is usually normal.
Synonym(s): Robin syndrome.

Robin,

Pierre, French pediatrician, 1867-1950.
Pierre Robin syndrome - micrognathia and abnormal smallness of the tongue, often with cleft palate, severe myopia, congenital glaucoma, and retinal detachment. Synonym(s): Robin syndrome
Robin syndrome - Synonym(s): Pierre Robin syndrome

Pi·erre Rob·in syn·drome

(pē-yār' rō-ban[h]' sin'drōm) [MIM*261800]
Complex of congenital anomalies including micrognathia and abnormal smallness of tongue, often with cleft palate. Intelligence of those affected is usually normal.

Pierre Robin syndrome (pyer´ rō-ban´),

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18) It can be difficult to make a definitive diagnosis of micrognathia on the basis of an in utero evaluation because a variable degree of phenotypic expression might be present; there is also the potential for in utero development of anomalies, including Pierre Robin syndrome.
Q Our 6-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Pierre Robin syndrome shortly after birth because she had congenital anomalies (a cleft palate and small lower jaw).