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Volume 2015 |Article ID 153787 |

Keyur Mevada, A. Gopalakrishna, "Comment on “Nonsyndromic Mandibular Symphysis Cleft”", Case Reports in Dentistry, vol. 2015, Article ID 153787, 1 page, 2015.

Comment on “Nonsyndromic Mandibular Symphysis Cleft”

Academic Editor: Andrea Ferri
Received08 Sep 2014
Accepted02 Apr 2015
Published09 Apr 2015

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.

In that article the authors Rana et al. [1] have referred to an article by Oostrom et al. [2] in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1996 in which this hypothesis was propounded by the authors.

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.


  1. 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. View at: Google Scholar
  2. 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. View at: Publisher Site | Google Scholar

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