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Glossoptosis in Pierre Robin sequence
  1. Kevin C Cahill,
  2. David J A Orr
  1. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Mr. Kevin C Cahill, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin, D12 V004, Ireland; KevCahill{at}rcsi.ie

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A newborn baby presented with cleft palate in association with Pierre Robin sequence, a triad of micrognathia, cleft palate (typically U-shaped rather than V-shaped) and glossoptosis. Initial airway management required temporary nasogastric feeding and placement of a nasopharyngeal airway.

Unusually, the nasopharyngeal airway was insufficient for stable control of the airway and a tracheostomy was required. With control …

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