Pierre Robin Syndrome

This syndrome consist of micrognothia, glossoptosis and high arch or cleft palate. One of the most important difficulty the child feels is difficulty in breathing when lying supine. This is because the tongue falls back causing obstruction over the pharynx. The infant should be maintained in a prone or partially prone position to relieve respiratory obstruction. The feeding of infants in this sequence requires great care. Often the growth of mandible will achieve an essentially normal profile within 4-6 year.