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Pierre Robin sequence

Other Names for this Disease
  • Glossoptosis, micrognathia, and cleft palate
  • Pierre-Robin syndrome
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What causes Pierre Robin sequence?

The exact causes of Pierre Robin syndrome are unknown. Pierre-Robin syndrome can occur in otherwise healthy individuals. It can also occur as part of a variety of different syndromes. Pierre Robin sequence has been reported as occurring in association with Stickler syndrome, trisomy 18 syndrome, trisomy 11q syndrome, deletion 4q syndrome, rheumatoid arthropathy, hypochondroplasia, Moebius syndrome, CHARGE association, velocardiofacial syndrome, and Treacher-Collins syndrome.[1][2]
Last updated: 7/27/2012

  1. Tolarova MM. Pierre Robin Malformation. Medscape Reference. March 13, 2012; Accessed 7/27/2012.
  2. Jones KL. Robin Sequence. Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation, 6th ed.. Philadelphia: Elsevier / Saunders; 2006;