Pierre Robin syndrome (PRS), also called Pierre Robin sequence, is a congenital condition characterized by a smaller-than-normal lower jaw, a tongue that falls back in the throat and airway obstruction. In many cases, children with PRS will also have cleft palate. Because the condition is associated with difficulty breathing or stoppages in breathing, it's very important that your child's care includes an assessment of breathing.
Children with Pierre Robin syndrome may require a series of surgeries over years. The Craniofacial Program team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is among the most experienced in the world in the treatment of Pierre Robin syndrome.
Pierre Robin Syndrome
Related Centers and Programs:
Craniofacial Program, Neonatal Craniofacial Program, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery