Syndromic micrognathia and peri-natal management with the ex-utero intra-partum treatment (EXIT) procedure


Many advances in healthcare are built on advances in technology. In the case of fetal medicine, technology has availed an entirely new patient population. The authors report a case of severe micrognathia and Pierre Robin Sequence that was diagnosed prenatally. Antenatal planning and treatment were instituted via the Fetal Diagnosis/Treatment Team to avoid loss of the neonate's airway. An EXIT procedure was utilized to ensure a secure airway. The benefits of team care for these types of deformities are highlighted including the importance of craniomaxillofacial specialists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-728
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • cleft
  • craniofacial
  • EXIT procedure
  • fetus
  • maternal-fetal medicine
  • prenatal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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