Thursday, October 11, 2012

Steal from the Rich

This child often has airway obstruction from his tongue flopping back into his mouth. He also has trouble feeding. You recommend placing him in the prone position and using a nasopharyngeal trumpet to help his breathing until he gets bigger.

Challenge: What's the diagnosis?

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1 comment:

Craig Chen said...

Steal from the Rich

This is the Robin or Pierre Robin sequence, characterized by micrognathia, glossoptosis, and cleft palate.

Source: UpToDate.