How is Robin sequence diagnosed?
Most cases of Robin sequence can be diagnosed before your baby is born. The retrognathic (positioned too far back) jaw typical of Robin sequence can often be detected on a prenatal ultrasound. A cleft palate can be seen using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
If the condition has not been detected prenatally, the physical signs of Robin sequence – small jaw positioned too far back, posterior placement of the tongue and possibly a cleft palate – are apparent at birth.
- If your baby is diagnosed with Robin sequence, a specialist from Boston Children’s Division of Genetics can help you determine whether your baby also has an associated syndrome.
- A specialist from our Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders will evaluate your baby for sleep apnea.
After we complete all necessary tests, our experts meet to review and discuss what they have learned about your child's condition. Then we will meet with you and your family to discuss the results and outline the best treatment options for your child.