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Pierre robin syndrome

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pierre robin syndrome

(Science: syndrome) An autosomal recessive disorder characterised by brachygnathia and cleft palate, often associated with glossoptosis, backward and upward displacement of the larynx, and angulation of the manubrium sterni. Cleft palate makes sucking and swallowing difficult, permitting easy access of fluids into the larynx. It may appear in several syndromes or as an isolated hypoplasia.