The condition is originally named after the French dental surgeon Pierre Robin (1867–1950). He described micrognathia (firstly named “mandibular hypotrophy”), glossoptosis, and respiratory distress in his first paper.1 In a later publication, Pierre Robin added cleft palate to the list of clinical signs.2 There had been previous reports of the triad micrognathia, cleft palate, and glossoptosis resulting in dyspnea and cyanosis.3 5 Pierre Robin added the term “glossoptosis” to better characterize the tendency for the tongue to fall back and cause pharyngeal obstruction.