Maybe, if mild case. Some cases of pierre-robin sequence are milder than others. It is possible that mild prs could go undiagnosed at birth. Most prs patients have significant feeding and breathing difficulties, but for some it is less severe. Supporting a child's growth & development and treating all his symptoms is just as important as getting an exact diagnosis or officially naming a condition.
Unusual. Prs or pierre robin syndrome is usually picked at birth or shortly after.
What classifies a baby w/ prs? 3 mos. Old has cleft soft palate seen at hosp 4 would of told me prs?
These criteria: Pierre-robin sequence (pronounced "roban") is usually diagnosed at birth or shortly after. Lower jaw is 10-12mm (1/2 inch) shorter than it should be, and tongue is displaced to the back. Most cases show cleft palate, needing surgery. Feeding & breathing difficulties and ear infections are common. Some cases are milder than others. The lower jaw size sometimes catches up to normal by age 5-6.
Need doctor's exam. The pierre robin sequence (prs) is diagnosed by a physician trained in classifying such abnormalities, and based on the presence, at birth, of a u-shaped cleft palate, small jaw with a receding chin, and a tongue that appears big (because of the small jaw) and is bent towards the throat. Often, an eye exam and a genetic study are done to check for stickler and velocardiofacial syndrome as well.
Lable is a variable. Early ideas suggest prs arose from a fetal head flexed forward, impeding jaw growth & leaving the tongue in the way of fetal palate closure (u shaped defect).Airway pbs may not show at birth but postnatal growth increases jaw size & weight. If it drops into the airway when baby is supine it completes the trilogy. Sequence implys variability & some apply it to all short jaw kids if airwar pbs occur.