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Robin sequence, also known as "Pierre Robin sequence", is a combination of birth defects that usually includes:
This combination of features can lead to breathing and feeding problems and sometimes severe breathing problems early in life. As a result, some affected babies have an inability to grow and gain weight at the expected rate. In addition, many children with Robin sequence have an opening in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate). This also affects a child's ability to feed.
Experts describe this condition as a "sequence" because they believe that as the embryo forms in early pregnancy, the underdeveloped lower jaw sets off a sequence of events that causes the other signs and symptoms.
Families seeking the very best care for their child come to the Craniofacial Program at Boston Children’s for our:
For an appointment with the Cleft and Craniofacial Center, more information or to obtain a second opinion for your child, please call us at 617-355-6309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at +01-617-355-5209.
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