Related Conditions

Related conditions

The cleft of the lips and palates may be associated with other anomalies of hands and feet, constriction rings, anomalies of heart, spine,face,neck,trachea,chin, etc. about 400 such combinations of deformities-syndromes are known, but they happen rarely.
Some of these are-
Pierre Robin Syndrome – The palate is cleft , chin is small-hypoplastic and small tongue falls back into the airway. Child finds it difficult to breath while sleeping supine. Such babies are best nursed in semiprone or prone position- face down, as then the tongue falls forward clearing the airway.