THE FREQUENCY AND MANAGEMENTS OF PIERRE ROBIN SEQUENCES AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING WITH ISOLATED CLEFT PALATE.
Dr. Abdulkhudhur A. –Alwan*
Among the cleft lip and palate population, the most common diagnosis is cleft lip and palate at 46%, followed by isolated cleft palate at 33%. Cleft lip and palate may be isolated or associated with another anomalies. Robin sequence (RS) is one of these abnormalities, characterized by: isolated cleft palate, micrognathia and glossoptosis. RS may be isolated or part of several syndromes. In this study only isolated RS are selected for determination the frequency and the managements. From 200 patients with clefts malformation,60 patients presents with isolated cleft palate . Out of 60 patients with isolated cleft palate 2 cases were diagnosis as isolated Pierre robin sequences (0.03), male: female ratio(1:1). One of them treated by anterior tongue repositioning, while the other by conservative management.
Keywords: Freguency, pierre robin, cleft palate.
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