Using a modified nutrition plate for early intervention in a newborn infant with Pierre Robin sequence: A case report

Oktay H., BAYDAŞ B. , Eroez M.

CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL, vol.43, no.3, pp.370-373, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1597/05-052r.1
  • Page Numbers: pp.370-373
  • Keywords: cleft palate, glossoptosis, micrognathia, nutrition plate, Pierre Robin sequence, PIERRE-ROBIN-SEQUENCE, AIRWAY-OBSTRUCTION, MANAGEMENT


Pierre Robin sequence is a triad of micrognathia, glossoptosis, and cleft palate that results in upper airway obstruction and feeding problems. It is a serious condition with potentially severe, life-threatening airway obstruction. Approaches for treatment of airway obstruction among neonates with Pierre Robin sequence include prone positioning of the infant, tongue-lip adhesion, mandibular distraction, and tracheostomy. This case report describes a modified nutrition plate and a baby treated using this appliance.