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  • Nonsyndromic Mandibular Symphysis Cleft, Leela Krishna Guttikonda, Koteswara Rao Nadella, Vijayalakshmi Uppaluru, Rama Mohan Kodali, and Ranganadh Nallamothu
    Case Reports in Dentistry
    Case Report (4 pages), Article ID 682163, Volume 2014 (2014)
    Published 3 March 2014
Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 153787, 1 page
Letter to the Editor

Comment on “Nonsyndromic Mandibular Symphysis Cleft”

Global Hospital & Research Center, Mount Abu, Rajasthan 307501, India

Received 8 September 2014; Accepted 2 April 2015

Academic Editor: Andrea Ferri

Copyright © 2015 Keyur Mevada and A. Gopalakrishna. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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 · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus