A rudimentary epiglottis associated with Pierre Robin sequence

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006 Jul;35(7):668-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2006.02.002. Epub 2006 Mar 20.


Epiglottis anomaly associated with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) is a rare occurrence. To the knowledge of the authors, this is the first reported case of epiglottic anomaly associated with PRS. Doctors should remain aware of this atypical presentation in a PRS patient, and the presented case highlights the clinical challenges that must be met to ensure effective treatment of the defect in terms of compromised respiration, swallowing and feeding.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arytenoid Cartilage / abnormalities
  • Epiglottis / abnormalities*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pierre Robin Syndrome / complications*
  • Respiratory System Abnormalities / etiology*