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Comment on “Nonsyndromic Mandibular Symphysis Cleft”
The paper “Nonsyndromic Mandibular Symphysis Cleft” by Leela Krishna Guttikonda et al. was interesting. However, we would like to point out a factual error in the discussion in this paper. In the seventh paragraph of discussion the authors have attributed one theory for the formation of this cleft to Rana et al. for an article published in Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery in 2004. This is factually incorrect.
We feel that such errors should be avoided and due credit should be given to the first authors, namely, Oostrom et al.
Conflict of Interests
The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.
- R. E. Rana, V. A. Puri, R. K. Thakkur, and A. S. Blaiarsingh, “Median cleft of mandible and lower lip with ankyloglossia and ectopic minor salivary gland on tongue,” Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 67–70, 2004.
- C. A. M. Oostrom, C. Vermeij-Keers, P. M. Gilbert, and J. C. van der Meulen, “Median cleft of the lower lip and mandible: case reports, a new embryologic hypothesis, and subdivision,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 97, no. 2, pp. 313–320, 1996.
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