The nutrition status of mild form Pierre Robin sequence before cleft palate repair: an analysis of 34 cases

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Abstract

Objective.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the nutrition status before cleft palate repair in patients with mild form isolated Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS).

Methods.

Detailed history and physical examination of 34 patients with mild form isolated PRS were compared with those of the control group with isolated cleft palate (ICP) at the age of 2 and 12 months.

Results.

The height and weight of the 2 groups at 2 months were significantly different, whereas there was no significant difference at 12 months. The height and weight grades for PRS improved from 2 to 12 months. The feeding grades differed significantly at 2 months between the 2 groups, but showed no significant difference at 12 months.

Conclusions.

Patients with mild form isolated PRS had a nutrition status similar to patients with ICP at the age of 12 months. General conditions of mild form isolated PRS pose no problem with cleft palate repair at 12 months.

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