The Tübingen Palatal Plate Approach to Robin sequence: Summary of Current Evidence

We present a narrative review of our data on the Tübingen palatal plate (TPP), which show the following: a) in a randomized trial, the TPP was superior to a sham procedure in alleviating UAO; b) children treated with the TPP in infancy showed an intellectual development within the reference range; c) prone positioning is no alternative, as it is ineffective and associated with an increased risk of sudden death; d) the TPP reduces the mixed-obstructive apnea index to near-normal values, both in isolated and most (83%) syndromic RS; e) of 443 infants (129 syndromic) treated with the TPP in our center, 23 ultimately received a tracheostomy (all with syndromic RS); f) recent data suggest that the TPP may induce mandibular catch-up growth; g) the TPP may also help in reducing respiratory complications following cleft closure in RS; and h) TPP treatment is applied by various centers around the world, although it is unclear whether its effectiveness is invariably controlled by endoscopy and sleep studies. Given these data from peer-reviewed studies, it may be questioned whether the “First do no harm” principle is always adhered to when subjecting RS infants to more invasive procedures such as mandibular distraction osteogenesis or tongue-lip adhesion.
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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