Syngnathia and obstructive apnea in a case of popliteal pterygium syndrome

Jennifer E. Posey, Vedanta Dariya, Joseph L. Edmonds, Edward I. Lee, Frank J. Probst, Muralidhar H. Premkumar

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We describe an infant with popliteal pterygia, syngnathia, cleft lip and palate, and retrognathia diagnosed with popliteal pterygium syndrome (PPS). The neonatal course was complicated by severe obstructive apnea necessitating tracheostomy.

Conclusion: This report illustrates the potential for airway compromise in PPS patients and the need for thorough neonatal airway assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1741-1744
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Nov 27 2014


  • Cleft palate
  • Intraoral adhesions
  • Lip fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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