The diagnosis Robin sequence is made in case of:
Usually, there is also a cleft palate present.
A distinction is made between isolated and syndromic Robin sequence, depending on the absence of presence of other congenital anomalies.
An example of a syndromic Robin sequence is Treacher Collins syndrome
The breathing disorders in non-syndromic Robin sequence can often be overcome by having the baby sleep on the side or in supine position (combined with a saturation device for monitoring). For syndromic disorders, this should always be attempted, but additional measure may be required.