Neonatal permanent jaw constriction because of oral synechiae and Pierre Robin sequence in a child with van der Woude syndrome

Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2002 Jan;39(1):115-9. doi: 10.1597/1545-1569_2002_039_0115_npjcbo_2.0.co_2.


To report a newborn with van der Woude syndrome, Pierre Robin sequence, and oral synechiae. Pierre Robin sequence is a rare manifestation of van der Woude syndrome as are oral synechiae. We speculate that the oral synechiae may be causally related to the development of Pierre Robin sequence in this patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cleft Lip / pathology*
  • Cleft Palate / pathology*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gingiva / abnormalities
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Jaw Diseases / congenital*
  • Lip Diseases / congenital*
  • Male
  • Mouth Mucosa / abnormalities*
  • Pierre Robin Syndrome / pathology*
  • Syndrome
  • Trismus / congenital