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[Treatment of infants with Pierre Robin sequence].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20949412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) characterized by mandibular micro- or retrognathia and glossoptosis with or without cleft palate, presents clinically with intermittent upper airway obstruction (UAO). It is associated with other malformations in about half the cases. The incidence is about 1:8,500. Isolated PRS without other malformations does not, by itself, appear to affect neurodevelopment. Active intervention may therefore be required to reduce the risk for neurocognitive impairment resulting from UAO. Current treatment options for UAO range from prone positioning, use of a nasopharyngeal tube, glossopexy via tongue lip adhesion, mandibular distraction to tracheostomy. An effective, non-invasive treatment protocol which includes implementation of an intraoral orthodontic appliance with velar extension (the pre-epiglottic baton plate; PEBP) is presented in this article.
M Bacher; A Linz; W Buchenau; J Arand; M Krimmel; C Poets; C Poets
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Laryngo- rhino- otologie     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1438-8685     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngorhinootologie     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912371     Medline TA:  Laryngorhinootologie     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  ger     Pagination:  621-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Zentrum für kindliche Fehlbildungen im Kiefer- und Gesichtsbereich (ZKFKG), Tübingen, Germany.
Vernacular Title:
Therapeutisches Vorgehen bei Pierre-Robin-Sequenz.
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