Treatment of Robin sequence with nasal CPAP

J Laryngol Otol. 1995 Apr;109(4):328-30. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100130051.


A 12-year-old schoolgirl presented with severe obstructive sleep apnoea due to the Robin sequence. The sleep apnoea, together with the associated findings of daytime sleepiness, nocturia, right heart strain and growth retardation, were successfully reversed by nasal CPAP therapy. This therapy allows postponement of a decision concerning corrective surgery until after full growth has occurred.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pierre Robin Syndrome / complications*
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration*
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / etiology
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / therapy*