The whole object of the medical and nursing care of infants with the Pierre Robin syndrome is to keep them alive and thriving in their perilous passage through the early months of life until the failure of mandibular development in utero is subsequently rectified by nature.

From my limited experience of this condition I suggest that surgery has little to offer in the treatment of the Pierre Robin syndrome. Cap suspension, tube feeding, and skilled nursing are more important than any surgical procedures.

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